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Windows File Management News
April 27, 2012
Corporate and third party developers like the additions to Microsoft’s Server Message Block 3.0 protocol, but most will hold off development until Windows Server 2012 arrives.
February 11, 2010
One Microsoft MVP puts Windows Server 2008 R2's new file classification tool through its paces.
February 04, 2010
A new download from Microsoft can be used to notify admins of potential health risks involving the DFS Namespaces service in Windows Server 2008 R2.
January 14, 2010
Microsoft's Systems Center Service Manager will finally debut this spring with Opalis automation software.
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SMB 3.0 ushers in the next generation of server messaging features and brings in speed improvements and tricks. Continue Reading
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Basic SMB doesn't require much more than a compatible OS. Advanced features in SMB 3.0 like Multichannel or Direct have a few more requirements. Continue Reading
Changes to Hyper-V and the SMB 3.0 protocol could make using an SMB file share the right decision for your environment. Continue Reading
Using basic Icacls syntax, admins can create an automated solution to ensure correct network file permissions at all times. Continue Reading
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Our expert answers a question on how to delete a file or folder when its Windows file name is beyond the Windows path length limit. Continue Reading
SMB 3.0 promises faster, more reliable resource sharing. Learn how to evaluate the protocol in your infrastructure to avoid bottlenecks. Continue Reading
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