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PowerShell and WMI by Foreword by Ed Wilson, Richard Siddaway

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Chapter 8. Filesystem administration

 

This chapter covers
  • Working with files
  • Working with folders
  • Administering shares
  • Filesystem events

 

Filesystem administration is probably one of the most neglected aspects of our jobs. You create a disk volume and then set up some folders and shares. The area is turned over to the users, and they proceed to fill it up with their files.

You’ll have areas on specific servers for SQL Server databases or Exchange mail stores, but much of your storage space is still taken up by files of one sort or another. These files are often referred to as unstructured data and can include Microsoft Word documents, spreadsheets, pictures, and output produced by the many applications in your organization.

Files are ...

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