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Mastering Windows Server 2012 R2 by Stefan Roth, Michael Rice, Robert Panek, John McCabe, Robert Butler, Christian Booth, Kevin Greene, Mark Minasi

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Chapter 13

Files, Folders, and Basic Shares

One of the core functions of any server is to serve resources such as files and folders. In Windows Server 2012 R2, the File Services and Storage Services roles have been combined into one role called File and Storage Services. This role is installed by default; however, any additional roles that serve File and Storage Services will need to be added via the wizard in Server Manager. The File Services role includes role services such as the File Server Resource Manager (FSRM), services for Network File System (to support Unix clients), the Windows Search service, and BranchCache for remote offices. Now that Storage Services is available in conjunction with File Services, Windows Server 2012 R2 has unleashed ...

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