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Windows Server 2012 R2 Pocket Consultant: Storage, Security, & Networking by William R. Stanek

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Chapter 3. Data sharing and redundancy

The Server Message Block (SMB) protocol is the primary file sharing protocol used by computers running Windows. When folders are shared over a network, an SMB client reads and writes to files and requests services from computers hosting SMB-shared folders. With SMB, Windows Server 2012 R2 supports standard file sharing and public folder sharing. Standard file sharing makes it possible for remote users to access network resources such as files, folders, and drives. When you share a folder or a drive, ...

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