Several activities are involved in the configuration and use of AcuServer® file server software:

With the exception of generating status reports and verifying version information, these activities can be performed only by someone who has privileged access to the system. On UNIX and Linux systems, you must have root or superuser privileges. On Windows systems, you must have administrator privileges. On Windows 2008, if you do not log in as the administrator you will need to use elevated privileges.

How these functions are executed varies depending on the host operating system and your personal preferences. On all systems, all functions can be performed using AcuServer's command-line interface utility. Alternatively, on Windows systems, most functions can also be performed using the AcuServer Control Panel (ACP) utility.