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Reports Options - Monitoring Cluster Activity

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We are providing you with some very useful reporting options in the dashboard of the cluster manager web portal. When you are logged in as a manager (in this case, Cluster Manager), you will see the Upload Report on the main dashboard screen. If you need more information, you can click the Reports shortcut on the right side of the dashboard view.


This opens the Reports section, where you can choose from several Report Options: Upload Report, Storage Statistics, Active Users, Guest Users, Node Performance, Bandwidth Usage, Server Agents, System Diagnostic Report and Audit Trace.


The Upload Report gives you information in graph form about file uploads.


The Storage Statistics Report gives you detailed information about how your storage is being used; file types, file and folder size, tenant storage use breakdown, how much storage your users are consuming, file type distribution, and file size distribution.


The Active Users Report shows you which users are currently using the system.


The…

Groups and Roles - User Access Controls

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This tutorial illustrates how you use Groups and Roles together. You create Groups (e.g., Users, Admins) to categorize your users. You create Roles to establish features that can be accessed, permissions and restrictions. Then you can assign those groups to various roles (e.g., no sharing). You can access Groups and Roles by going to the Tenant Dashboard (1) and selecting them from the shortcuts on the right side (2).


In this graphical representation, users are added to the "Users" group, and the "Users" group is added to the "No Sharing" role.


In the “No Sharing” role, I have set the following rules:


Once this is set up, users in the User Group that have been assigned to this Role will not be able to share Externally or share folders. This can be demonstrated from the user’s Window’s Client machine.


In the following video I demonstrate how to set up the role so that any group that is assigned to it will not be allowed to share. Then I go to the Windows Clie…

Adding Guest Users by Sharing Files

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This demonstration shows you how Guest Users are created when you share files, and how the number of guest users can trigger an additional licensed user to be added automatically to your account.

This demonstration shows you how Guest Users are created when you share files, and how the number of guest users can trigger an additional licensed user to be added automatically to your account.

When you add users to your tenant, each user takes one license. Every licensed user allows 3 guest users to be created. This happens any time a share is created and sent to an email address for a user that isn't already in the tenant. So if you have 6 licenses available for your users then you have 18 guest accounts as well. This dramatically expands the usefulness of your licenses and allows others to take advantage of this powerful cloud sync and share solution.

In this example, when you reach the 18 guest user limit, the 19th guest created will trigger the partner portal to add an additional …

Using Roles to Transform Users Into Managers

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You can create a Role in your Tenant which allows you to assign special permissions to your users. This video demonstrates that technique.



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Build 9.8.5725 (August 27, 2018)

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What's new in this week's CentreStack Release? Check out the details below...
CentreStack: 9.8.5725.41814  |  Widows Client: 9.8.2592.41802  |  Mac Client: 9.8.41781
Enhance pdf preview on File Browser.Support added for variable {FirstName} in subject for welcome email for new user.Support added for remote assistant. From web portal, user can enable remote assistant and generate a support link. Support person can follow the link to access the user's data. User can define password to access the link and how long the link is valid.Make sure Password Policy does not affect AD user login.Enhance folder move in windows client, when 'enable offline access to all folders' is enabled for the user.When 'Lock file natively for files inside an attached folder from server agent' is enabled, enhance New/Save As in Microsoft Office, when working with windows client drive.Enhance windows client security, when linking a team folder to local.Enhance file rename on Mac client…

Updating CentreStack and Clients

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New Example of how easy it is to update CentreStack using the Partner Portal. Demonstrates how to update Windows 10 and Windows 7 Clients as well as updating the Server Agent client.




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Build 9.8.5698 (August 20, 2018)

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What's new in this week's CentreStack Release? Check out the details below...
CentreStack: 9.8.5698.41762  |  Widows Client: 9.8.2585.41742  |  Mac Client: 9.7.41664
Support restoring deleted files/folders in in-placed versioned folder, when the folder length is over windows explorer limitEnhance multiple files download on web portal, from SharepointEnhance email notification for quota limit, to follow the Notification threshhold defined in tenant levelEnhance File DashboardEnhance 'Lock file natively for files inside an attached folder from server agent' Find out more about CentreStack at www.centrestack.com

Web Portal - Types of Users

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The scope of users (e.g., functionality, feature set, permissions), varies based on the permissions of the user logged into the CentreStack Web Portal. The Cluster Administrator has authority to control almost every aspect of the Tenants created in the cluster; however, they cannot access the files of other users.

If the users is a Tenant Admin, they see and control the Team Folders of the users, set up Active Directory connections and create or import users.

As a user, Web Portal access is limited to the folders the user has permissions to use and their user settings. Users can also have access to client downloads so they can connect their personal devices to the server.




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CentreStack Installation, Setup and Configuration Basics

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How to quickly install and configure a CentreStack server. This is a basic guide that shows you how to setup CentreStack, add a tenant, add a user, connect the user to CentreStack with the Windows Client. Sometimes the CentreStack Documentation can be overwhelming. So I have created a 30 minute video that walks you through the process of installing and configuring your CentreStack Server. This also covers briefly, creating a Tenant, creating a User and connecting CentreStack to a Windows Client for that user. This can save you a lot of time and demonstrates just how easy it is to setup a collaborative user experience in the cloud.





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Windows Client Installation and Collaboration

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How to install the Windows Client for CentreStack. It is really easy to connect your Windows users to the team so they can collaborate with other users in CentreStack. This tutorial demonstrates how to set that up.





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Build 9.8.5676 (August 13, 2018)

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What's new in this week's CentreStack Release? Check out the details below...
CentreStack: 9.8.5676.41718  |  Widows Client: 9.8.2580.41706  |  Mac Client: 9.7.41664
On attached local source folder, when delete a folder and recreate it, make sure it is empty on the cloud.Support Read Only logging DB connection string. When logging database has a readonly replica, can define read-only logging connection string, on Cluster Control Panel, Settings, Change Log. It can reduce queries on main logging DB.Use latest JQuery in web File Browser UI.Enhance Sharepoint subsite support.When view public folder, allow user to select multiple files to download.Enhance folder renaming on web portal, when rename a folder to upper case.Enhance web portal UI when link to local folder as sub user.In group policy, Client Settings Manager, add setting 'Disable mount drive (Server Agent Only)'.Enhance server agent when try to sync down file which doesn't exist on cloud anymore. Find out more…

Mac Client Installation and Collaboration

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How to install the Mac Client for CentreStack. It is really easy to connect your Mac users to the team so they can collaborate with Windows users in CentreStack. This tutorial demonstrates how to set that up.



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Folders in CentreStack - Attached vs CIFS

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Migrating your file-server shares to CentreStack can be done in a few ways. When you migrate by Attached Folder method, you get access to the files and you can add collaborators as needed and even restrict access using native CentreStack permissions settings. However, a better way--especially if you have many users and a file server with Active Directory--would be to attach shared folders using the CIFS Share method. This migrates not only the shared files and folders but the associated NTFS permissions connected to that share.



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Sharing with Guest Users in CentreStack

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CentreStack lets every licensed user share files and folders with three guests. So if you have three licensed users in CentreStack you can have nine guest users accessing files and collaborating on projects.



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New Videos - Migrating Users and Shares to the Cloud

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These two videos demonstrate how easy it is to migrate users and shares with permissions to CentreStack.

CentreStack is an enterprise file sync, share and collaboration platform. Collaboration plays a key role in large enterprises and it is very important for admins to migrate users from their file server. In Centrestack, administrators can easily migrate users even when their AD infrastructure server and Centrestack server are on two different networks. Using Centrestack's Server Agent Client on a domain joined machine administrators can select Migrate a User and the user's Credentials from the remote File Server. Once this is done, that new user can log into CentreStack using their Windows AD credentials.



CentreStack is an enterprise file sync, share and collaboration platform. Administrators can migrate an existing file server share along with all the security permissions.



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Delete and Restore - Revert all deleted files in the Web Portal

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This short tutorial covers the basics of delete and restore in the CentreStack Web Portal. It also demonstrates the consistency that is maintained in your cloud drive from the web portal to both Windows 7 and Windows 10 clients.



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Build 9.7.5645 (August 1, 2018)

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What's new in this week's CentreStack Release? Check out the details below...
CentreStack: 9.7.5645.41666  |  Widows Client: 9.7.2576.41627  |  Mac Client: 9.7.41664
Use latest JQuery in Management Console UIEnhance UI for public link/Request file on web portalEnhance mp4 preview on web portalFix UI issue when import proxied users/groups via server agent, when OU or security group name contains leading underscoreEnhance Tenant Device Manager to return all devices, if no email is specifiedEnhance editing .xls file in windows clientEnhance file uploading on Mac client Find out more about CentreStack at www.centrestack.com