File Server Overview

The File Server feature for Microsoft® Windows® CE .NET enables clients to access files and other resources over the network. The File Server feature uses the Common Internet File System (CIFS), which is an extension of the Server Message Block (SMB) file sharing protocol. CIFS enables a network-enabled application to access and manipulate files and directories on a remote server in the same way that the application accesses and manipulates files and directories on the local system.

Feature Summary

The following table shows operating system design information for the File Server feature.

Element Information
Dependencies netbios, ntlm, tcpip
Hardware considerations None

Note   To enable access to USB hard drive and storage media, include the USB Storage Class Driver (SYSGEN_USB_STORAGE) feature in your configuration.

Modules and Components

The following table shows the modules that implement the File Server feature.

Item Module Component
File Server smbserver None

Operating System Development Topics

File Server Implementation Considerations

Configuring the File Server through the Registry

Configuring FATFS Cache Parameters for the SMB Server

Application Development Topics

File and Print Server

File and Print Server Security

SMB Server Registry Settings

See Also

Windows CE Modules and Components | Catalog Features

 Last updated on Friday, April 09, 2004

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