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Windows Server® 2012 Unleashed by Chris Amaris, Andrew Abbate, Omar Droubi, Guy Yardeni, Michael Noel, Rand Morimoto

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Windows Disk Properties

Before file services can be leveraged in Windows Server 2012, disks must be added and configured in the Windows server operating system. When a new disk is added to a Windows Server 2012 system, it must be configured by choosing what type of partition style, type of disk, type of volume, and volume format type will be used. To introduce some of the file system services available in Windows Server 2012, you must understand each of these disk properties.

Windows Server 2012 allows administrators to format Windows disk volumes by choosing either the file allocation table (FAT) format, FAT32 format or NT File System (NTFS) format. FAT format is legacy and provides no security while the NTFS format has been available since ...

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