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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 11. Creating and Managing Shared Folders

Maybe you can still remember putting data on floppy disks that you wanted to share with peers. Sharing files and folders is one of the very reasons why server technologies were developed. Microsoft Windows Server 2008 has developed new ways to share files with services such as Network File System (NFS), which provides a file-sharing solution for enterprises that may be running a mix of operating systems. With NFS, you can now share files with not only other Windows servers but also Unix, Linux, and Mac OS clients if they exist in your organization.

Windows Server 2008 also has revamped its Distributed File System (DFS) technologies by offering WAN-friendly replication to simplify access to geographically ...

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