Chapter07 - Chapter 7: Using Windows Servers to Share...

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Chapter 7: Using Windows Servers to Share Information
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Sharing Files Using Windows A shared folder is a connection point on a file server. Users in a Windows Server 2003 domain are able to map these shared folders as network drives . When creating a share, consider the amount of disk space that the people utilizing the share will need. Do not host a shared folder on the same volume as the operating system . If users fill the shared folder, the operating system may halt. You can have multiple shared folders on a volume.
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Sharing Files Using Windows You can assign quotas on a per-volume basis. This will limit the amount of data that an individual user can store on shares. If a volume hosts more than one share, the total amount of disk space that the user uses across all shares on that volume must be less than the quota. Always provision file servers with lots of disk space. Use RAID 1 , 5 , or 1+0 and back up regularly. Loss of a file server disk can be catastrophic if data can’t be recovered. If you are properly prepared, it will be only an annoyance.
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Sharing Files You can limit the maximum number of users that can connect to a share by editing the share’s properties as shown. Permissions allows you to restrict which users and groups can access the share. Offline settings allow users to store shared files on their laptops and have them synchronize with the network version when they next log on.
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In Windows terminology, a printer is the software component of the operating system that manages printing. A print server is a computer that hosts and manages more than one printer. A print device is the physical printer which outputs pages. Printer access can be
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This note was uploaded on 09/19/2010 for the course LAN 237898 taught by Professor Johns during the Fall '10 term at Allen County Comm College.

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Chapter07 - Chapter 7: Using Windows Servers to Share...

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