Designing and Deploying File Servers

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

File servers running the Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003 operating system are ideal for providing access to files for users in medium and large organizations. Windows Server 2003 offers a number of file server solutions, such as Distributed File System (DFS), File Replication service (FRS), Windows server clusters, NTFS permissions, disk quotas, and shadow copies, for enhancing the manageability, scalability, availability, and security of file servers.

In This Chapter

Overview of Designing and Deploying File Servers

Identifying File Services Goals

Designing DFS Namespaces

Planning File Server Availability

Designing a Standard File Server Configuration

Planning File Server Security

Deploying File Servers

Additional Resources for Designing and Deploying File Servers