Installing the File Server Resource Manager

Posted: March 28, 2010 in Active Directory, Printers, Server, System Information
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You want to install the File Server Resource Manager on a Windows Server 2003 R2 computer.


Using a graphical user interface
  1. Open the Configure Your Server wizard. Click Next to bypass the initial Welcome screen.

  2. On the Server role screen, select File Server and click Next. Click Next twice to begin.

  3. On the File Server environment screen, select one or more of the following optional components:

    Replicate data to and from this server

    Installs DFS Replication Service

    Manage a SAN (Storage Area Network)

    Installs Storage Manager for SANs

    Share files with UNIX systems

    Installs Microsoft Services for NFS

    Share files with Apple Macintosh computers

    Installs File Services for Macintosh

  4. Click Next to continue. Reboot the server if prompted to do so.


Installing the File Server role on a Windows Server 2003 R2 computer enables a number of mandatory components, as well as provides the options to configure optional pieces to enable additional functionality. At a minimum, the File Server role will install Storage Reporting, Disk Quotas, File Screening, and the DFS Management MMC snap-in.


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