As always, the errata updates of the past months have resulted in many small and large innovations, which we have collected and released with the release of UCS 4.4-3. I would like to give you an overview of the most important new features and an outlook on what we are currently working on. Important new features include better checking of required resources during installation, avoidance of Windows Explorer crashes with extended file system permissions, documentation of best practices in dealing with Windows printer drivers and printer settings, and improvements to the Samba 4 Connector.
After receiving so much positive feedback on our questions in the article “UCS 5.0 is coming!“, I
’d like to use this article to ask you a few questions that are relevant to the further development of UCS 4 and the direction UCS 5 will take. We highly value the UCS user‘s opinion and like to hear what you have to say – use the comment box below or gladly write to [email protected].
Installation & Sizing
More and more often UCS is being installed on IaaS platforms. At the same time, UCS offers the possibility of integrating distributed environments into a central management system and operating many specialized instances in parallel. In order to prevent these instances from running into errors due to “lack of resources”, the installation of UCS now checks at an early stage whether the recommended 2GB RAM is actually available and otherwise displays a corresponding warning. Well-prepared environments can also ignore this warning and continue with the installation process. We continuously collect knowledge and tips on this topic in the article “Minimum RAM requirements for the UCS installation” in the support section of our forum.