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Alfresco 3 Records Management by Dick Weisinger

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Filing a record from a CIFS mounted drive

CIFS is one of the most popular ways to access the Alfresco repository from a desktop without having to use a specialized software application. We can use CIFS to file records within the Records Management site or documents into a standard Share site, Document Libraries.

What is CIFS?

CIFS stands for Common Internet File System. It is a protocol that was originally created by Microsoft to allow a Windows 95/98/NT client machine to access files stored on another Windows machine. It allows remote access to files on another computer.

Alfresco's CIFS technology is based on a Java implementation of the protocol created by Microsoft called JLAN. But JLAN is richer than just CIFS. It also supports NFS and FTP ...

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