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Definitions of a "File Server" and a "File Transfer Server"?

Hi!

I will truly appreciate if any of you computer experts give me a detailed definition of a "File Transfer Server" in
a comparison with a "File Server"?

What is the differences and similarities between the two types of servers?

Many thanks as always!

duta

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Seelan NaidooMicrosoft Systems AdminCommented:
FTP server is mostly used to transfer files to remote locations.

Eg: content updates on IIS servers. Can be used for most data tranfers over the net.

File Server is mostly used internally as a central repository for users to share and store data on your intranet [hence name File Server] instead of your extranet.
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dutaAuthor Commented:
Thank you so much for your kind, prompt response.

Which of the two servers may be used to reliably exchange files as data with other networked computers?

Which of the two may be used to automatically transfer to other computer in the same network?


Thanks!
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Seelan NaidooMicrosoft Systems AdminCommented:
when you say "Which of the two servers may be used to reliably exchange files as data with other networked computers?" , do you mean:

- from your network to another branch office network
- from your network to another independant network

when you say "Which of the two may be used to automatically transfer to other computer in the same network?"

-from one computer to another, or from a centralized location to another computer.

What type of data are you referring to?



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dutaAuthor Commented:
Thank you again for your kind, prompt response.

At the same, I am so sorry for confusing you with my inadequate question. For clarity, I would like to re-phrase my previous question as follows:

Question one:

Of the two types of servers (1. file server and 2. file transfer server), which one is primarily used to "reliably exchange files as data with other computers in the same network?  

Question Two:

Of the two servers, which one is primarily used to "automatically transfer files to other computer in the same network"?

Is it a file server or a file transfer server?


Hope my question is clear enough for you.

Thanks!

duta
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Seelan NaidooMicrosoft Systems AdminCommented:
A would then say File Server, as an FTP is not generally used on an internal network.

You have more control using a File Server and can assign permissions based on user, group membership. Also you can track user activities more easily, creating a reliable audit trail.

Also makes your backup easier, since files are centrally located.

Hope this clears it up for you.

Have a look on Microsofts Website for articles relating to file server usage..

http://www.microsoft.com/technet
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