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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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With Windows Server 2012 R2 and earlier, admins have access to write-back caching, leading to reasonable improvements for mission-critical workloads. Continue Reading
Distributed File System Replication (DFSR) is a replication engine that organizations can use to synchronize folders for servers on network connections that have a limited bandwidth. Continue Reading
With SMB 3.0, Microsoft added features to bolster the protocol's versatility, performance and security. Continue Reading
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SMB 3.0 offers advanced capabilities that improve performance, reliability and security for Windows Server data centers. Continue Reading
Yes, SMB 3.0 can go beyond test environments. But before you can take SMB 3.0 storage into production, there are a few things you need to tackle. Continue Reading
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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Deploying larger, SSD-based write-back caches might require more than one disk. The benefits can lead to better performance. Continue Reading
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
File Server Resource Manager is a features set in the File and Storage Services server role that helps admins classify and manage stored data in file servers for data management. Continue Reading
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Organizations may be surprised to find SSD space eaten up by write-back cache. Here's how to prepare for that. Continue Reading
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
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