+1 interested as well. But we want to keep our AD binding as well. I really like the potential for the password sync issue. Seems like even though we tell our people how to properly change their passwords - they still get things out of sync.
I've been using it for a couple months now. Works well to keep the Kerberos tickets alive with non-bound local users and bound AD users alike. Straight out of the box it works well. They have you jump through some hoops to be able to get it, including 2 days of professional services. However, that's not bad because they do some ninja like scripting to adapt how it works to best fit your needs and environment. It is now part of my standard image. Would love to see it as a regular part of macOS in the future.
The price is essentially to pay for the Professional Services engagement which is required as part of the purchase. We have been using it for ~6 months now, and it has been working great! It really has made SSO work so much better as it keeps the users's Kerberos ticket alive.
Reviewing the SOW on it tomorrow. We hope to have the product in our hands in the next couple weeks. I'm pretty familiar with it at this point and am excited as well. The Professional Services team will come on site as part of the purchase. There's no other way to go about it.
Yep, and the on-site is required because technically EC is being sold as a PS service, and not a stand-alone piece of software. If it was being sold as a stand-alone piece of software, Federighi might get his claws into it at make it into a piece of dumbed down crapware that can only accept emoji input.
We have gone all in with Enterprise Connect having built our local account management and password policy enforcement around it. We are use it to ensure the "main" local account passwords are synced with AD and our other directory systems. As @philburk mentioned they are very open to feature requests and feedback on the product. If you have any specific questions let me know and I can try to answer them.
Wondering if Enterprise Connect can solve any of these issues below and replace the need for Acronis Access Connect or not. I really don't want to run 3rd party software on the servers (although we have used it in the past with success)... and with Apple deprecating AFP, I don't want to keep using it as a crutch.
- Users connecting via DFS namespace and opening files via Application dialogs (In Design) see the sysvol and netlogin folders rather than the shared folders
- Unable to unzip files directly in file shares, it does not seem to be a permissions issue as I have also tried with my domain admin credentials. I have also tried "The Unarchiver" which does not give an error, but it also does not seem to do anything.
We are using El Capitan latest patches and Windows Server 2012 R2
Apple Professional Services often schedules web demos of Enterprise Connect; talk to your Apple contact about seeing when is the next demo. I would suggest having an open mind and taking a lot of questions to the demo.