Configure File and Share Access

Practice Labs Module
Time
1 hour 10 minutes
Difficulty
Intermediate

The "Configure File and Share Access" module provides you with the instruction and server hardware to develop your hands on skills in the defined topics. This module includes the following exercises: Configure Shared Folders, Configure Offline Files, Configure NTFS Permissions, Configure Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS), Configure NTFS Quotas.

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Overview

Introduction

The Configure File and Share Access module provides you with the instruction and server hardware to develop your hands on skills in the defined topics. This module includes the following exercises:

  • Configure Shared Folders
  • Configure Offline Files
  • Configure NTFS Permissions
  • Configure Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS)
  • Configure NTFS Quotas

Exercise 1 - Configure Shared Folders

Windows Server provides a default list of shared folders most of which are administrative access. These shares are viewable via Computer Management and suffixed with a “$” sign indicating its hidden share that can be accessed by explicitly mapping to the network share. Most shared folders are created by the administrator and accessed by users over the network. Regular users can create shares on their workstation likewise if they have the system permissions to create one.

In this exercise, you will perform the tasks required to configure file and share access.

Exercise 2 - Configure Offline Files

Offline Files feature provides convenience for mobile users who need to access to their files while away from the corporate network. Offline Files must be enabled on a file share in the server. Similarly, users can access the shared folders enabled for offline access by connecting to the folder and select Always available offline command from the menu.

In this exercise, you will perform the tasks required to configure offline file access.

Exercise 3 - Configure NTFS Permissions

NTFS is the default file system used by Windows Server and client computers. NTFS provides file and folder level security which protects the files from unauthorized access. In addition, NTFS includes the capability to audit file and folder access. Auditing is enabled on some areas in Group Policy. To look up file and folder access logs, you can view the Security log in the Event Viewer.

In this exercise, you will perform the tasks required to configure NTFS permissions.

Exercise 4 - Configure Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS)

In this exercise, you will perform the tasks required to configure VSS.

Exercise 5 - Configure NTFS Quotas

In this exercise, you will perform the tasks required to configure NTFS quotas.

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