How To Close Open Files In Windows Server 2008 R2

If a user has a file open that’s on a Windows Server 2008 R2 share, but can’t close it, you can close these files from the server. To close open files from a Windows Server 2008 R2 file share: Log onto the Windows Server 2008 R2 computer that is serving the file share Start File […]
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How To Setup Work Folders (Offline Files) On Windows Server 2012 R2

Want to Setup Offline Files in Windows Server 2012 R2? Well, Offline Files (used for offline folder synchronization) is now called Work Folders in Windows Server 2012 R2. To setup Work Folders in Windows Server 2012 R2: Start Server Manager Add a new Role Add the File and Storage Services and Web Server (IIS) roles […]
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The Option To Configure Data Deduplication Is Greyed Out In Windows Server 2012

If you are trying to configure data deduplication in Microsoft Windows Server 2012, but find that the option to do so is greyed out, this may be because the Data Deduplication feature isn’t installed. To install the data deduplication feature, go into Server Manager and expand the File and Storage Services feature set, select Data […]
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How To Restore File Shares From Windows Server 2008 R2 (Or Previous) To A Windows 2012 File Server

If you are planning to migrate your file server to Windows Server 2012 from a previous version of Windows, such as Server 2008 R2 or earlier, you may find that recreating all the shares is a laborious process. Backing up and restoring the file shares is a much quicker way to recreate file shares in […]
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