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Hour 12. Working with Network Shares and... > Configuring a File Server

Configuring a File Server

A file server provides a repository for files that the users on your network must access. Not only do file servers provide data access to users, but they also often serve as a place where users can save files in either a home directory or a directory that other users can also access. You can configure a domain controller or a domain member server as a file server.

Whether you need a dedicated file server on the network depends on the amount of data that must be accessed and the number of users accessing this data. On a larger network, a dedicated file server that takes advantage of a RAID 5 configuration would provide fast and dependable access for your users. (RAID 5 and configuring server drives are discussed in Hour 6, “Managing Hard Drives and Volumes.”)


  

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