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Working with Windows® Small Business Server 2011 Essentials by Andrew Edney, Sharon Crawford, Charlie Russel

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Chapter 7. Configuring and Maintaining Storage

Arguably the single most important function that a server provides to the rest of the network is to be a central, secure, managed file storage area. When you centralize file storage on a server, it becomes much easier to ensure the safety, integrity, recoverability, and availability of the core files of your business. Instead of having files spread across the network on individual users’ computers, you have them in one place—easier to share among collaborators, easier to back up, easier to recover in the event of a disaster, and easier to secure so that only those people who should have access to a file have that access.

The downside to having all your important files in one location is the potential ...

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