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Windows Server 2016 Inside Out, First Edition by Orin Thomas

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Chapter 08. File servers

Shared folder permissions

File Server Resource Manager

Distributed File System

BranchCache

PowerShell commands

Traditionally, the most common use for Windows servers has been as a file server. No matter how advanced technology gets, people that work in an organization need a way to share files with each other that is less chaotic than emailing them or handing them over on USB drives. Even with cloud storage options such as SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business, many organizations still make use of the humble file server as a way of storing and sharing documents. Shared folders also provide a central location that can be backed up on a regular basis, something that gives them utility beyond just being a central location ...

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