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Mastering Microsoft Windows Server® 2008 R2 by Byron Hynes, Wendy Henry, Aidan Finn, Darril Gibson, Mark Minasi

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Chapter 10. Files, Folders, and Shares

One of the core functions of any server is to serve resources such as files and folders. In Windows Server 2008 R2, File Services is one of the key roles you can add. The File Services role includes additional role services such as the File Server Resource Manager (FSRM), services for Network File System (to support Unix clients), the Windows Search service, and BranchCache for remote offices.

If you plan on sharing files and folders, it's important that you understand not only how to share the data but also how to protect it with permissions including both New Technology File System (NTFS) and share permissions. Although both sets of permissions work independently, they also interact with each other. You ...

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