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ExtremeZ-IP updates to v7.1, adds DFS support for Mac users

updated 01:55 am EST, Thu November 18, 2010

Also offers low-cost XServe migration advice

Group Logic has updated its ExtremeZ-IP software -- which offers integrated Windows file and printer services to Mac clients -- to version 7.1, which expands support for Microsoft's Distributed File System (DFS), allowing DFS file share support for Mac clients running 10.4 or higher. In addition, the company has unveiled low-cost services to help XServe users migrate to a Windows file server while still retaining connectivity and support for Mac clients.

ExtremeZ-IP's DFS support fills a gap that OS X's built-in SMB could not overcome -- support for DFS namespaces. The software corrects this and other deficiencies in SMB to provide full access to DFS file shares on a reliable basis. With the latest release, Group Logic now offers a low-cost DFSConnect add-on to licensees with as few as 10 Mac clients to add DFS access capability, previously only available to high-volume installations.

Apple's decision to discontinue the XServe has forced companies who rely on it to plan for an eventual migration as support is eventually discontinued. GroupLogic is now offering a no-cost briefing to evaluate client needs, and provide migration services focused on system and file recommendations, security and administration for those who choose to migrate to a Windows-based file server, using their experience in developing products to help Mac clients integrate into Windows networks to smooth the transition.




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  1. que_ball

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    DFS not in standard version

    DFS support costs extra or requires the enterprise version (1000+ users)

  1. MacDocDave

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Native DFS in Mac OS

    Apple needs to support DFS in the Mac OS. These ad-ons are just another layer of complexly that Mac users don't need, which give corporate IT more reasons to keep Macs off their Window centric networks. I'm fighting this battle right now with the IT pinheads in the Fed. Gov.

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