Storage in Windows Server 2008 R2

As an IT administrator, when setting up a server, you need to ask many questions before you start. What type of disks should be used? What type of RAID sets should be made? What type of hardware platform should be purchased? These are all questions that must be asked when planning for storage in a Windows Server 2008 R2 server. In the following sections, we will answer these questions so that you can make the best decisions for storage in your network’s environment.

Initializing Disks

To begin, we must first discuss how to add disk drives to a server. Once a disk drive has been physically installed, it must be initialized by selecting the type of partition. Different types of partition styles are used to initialize ...

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