It just works. It stays up, it's fast & lean.
Built on solid Samba foundations for dependable SMB services to Windows clients.
Strong on configuration visibility
Not yet an integrated tool to manage file or folder level permissions.
No dashboard to view overall health or highlight errors occurring in the file servers. Samba logs and logging options can be complex. Univention could add some value to this by consolidating and filtering logs to show the key performance indicators.
When a needed samba or other /etc option is not in the gui, the flow from setting the option in the univention registry through to the generated conf file is not easy to follow.
Performance - faster
Reliability - superior - no Tuesday night reboots
Licencing - cheaper, no time wasted on licence admin
Simpler - no version/edition obfuscation
Extensible - lots of modules available
Cross platform - nfs clients well supported
Adminiable - browse to administer, no RDP required.
Deep - all features supported
Core file serving
Windows domain user authentication
Flawlessly scaled from 5 to 55 users with no configuration changes.
Completely reliable as a virtual machine.
Easy to access administration with browser control panel.