IN THIS CHAPTER
Understanding the concept of shares, permissions, and ownership
Developing strategies for effective folder, file, and data security
Configuring a file server role
Using the Encrypting File System
This chapter provides an understanding of access control to network file and folder resources. Chapter 14 provided an in-depth review of the Windows Server 2008 file system, especially NTFS and the DFS. In this chapter, you'll look at the file system from other viewpoints: users and applications, and, of course, administrators. You'll also learn how to configure the Encrypting File System (EFS) in this chapter.
Windows Server 2008 has enhanced the file-server role of the operating system with some cool new features, as the following list describes:
Remote Document Sharing. This feature enables access to files on Web servers through standard file-system calls through the new Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning protocol (WebDAV). This is very popular for use with document-sharing and document-control systems such as SharePoint.
GUID Partition Table. The 64-bit support on Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition and Datacenter Edition includes the disk-partitioning technology that provides an alternate to the Master Boot Record (MBR) found ...