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WinJail 1.0
Key features (full list)
allow jailing all drives
set up different jail zone templates for different users
set up different zail zone templates for different groups
serve any existing user or group credentials from domains
support copy on demand feature
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    Common questions


    Q: What is WinJail?
    A: WinJail is a full chroot/jail implemenation for Windows. It provides possibility to specify chroot points for every drive separately. It gives oportunity to chroot() application or the whole environment for particular user or group. One of significant benefits it provides is, that WinJail is able to use copy-on-write technique for system files, so you don't need to copy the whole Windows directory to run jail point; all files will be copied on demand transparently.

    Q: Why do I need to use WinJail?
    A: It is a good way to be sure, that your application works only in specific location.

    Q: What does "chroot/jail point" mean in Winjail?
    A: For certain applications jail points become new roots of your drives; so you can "describe" the whole system disk as such sub-folder. All chroot'ed applications will treat this folder in the same manner as the whole drive before.

    Q: What are WinJail requirements?
    A: Pentium suitable processor, 128MB RAM, 15MB free disk space, see requirements and features for details.

    Q: Which operating systems are supported?
    A: Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows Vista.

    Q: Does WinJail support Windows 2003 Appliance Edition?
    A: Yes, directly.

    Q: What kind of software is WinJail?
    A: WinJail is a general purpose software; you are able to use it, to chroot any application, starting with IIS and ending with MS Outlook or MS IE.

    Q: How to send you a bug report?
    A: Please, take a look

    Q: Are there any known compatibility problems with WinJail?
    A: Winjail has no compatibility problems now. But we appreciate to be inforemed about any possible problems you may face.

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    Licensing questions


    Q: Are there any possible discounts for WinJail?
    A: Yes. All discount possibilities are reviewed separately in every particular case. You may send us your request or proposal via email.

    Q: Do I need to buy 4 licenses for WinJail if I have 2xXeon HT processors on my server?
    A: No, WinJail doesn't require per-processor payment. One license will be enough.

    Q: How to get a WinJail license for free?
    A: Generally we do not propose free licenses for commercial usage; but we provide various actions from time to time. Please, refer to our news. In case you want to use WinJail for non commercial purpose, contact us at via email and we'll discuss this individually.

    Q: We are a non-profit organization. Is there a way to get WinJail license for free?
    A: Please, contact us via email and we'll discuss it.

    Q: How to buy WinJail?
    A: Please, contact us via email and we'll provide you all the required information.

    Q: Do you have volume discounts?
    A: Yes.

    Installation questions


    Q: How to install WinJail?
    A: Please, refer to our installation howto.

    Q: Does WinJail provide Web-based installation?
    A: No.

    Q: Does WinJail provide remote installation?
    A: No.

    Q: Does WinJail provide silent installation?
    A: Yes.

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