New File Server Setup
Posted on 2006-05-24
I run a network of about 100 users. Currently there are files scattered across a couple Application servers and two Snap Servers. I just ordered a new Dell Poweredge 2850 with a little over half a terabyte of storage to consolidate everything onto one single file server. I'm wondering if anyone has suggestions on the cleanest, most efficient way to set it up is....It will run Windows 2003 Server, and be 100% dedicated to file storage, and that's it. It will store Home Directories, scientific data files, .pst files for each user, and a Public directory. I will be building it up from scratch and organixing the directory structire myself. Another big concern, is that I want to make it as easy as possible for users to find what they need without having to call me up and ask "how to map" or "where is this and that"....So would I just make, say 4 seperate shares, called maybe "Science", "HomeDirs", "Public", and "Accounting"? And then assign appropriate share permissions and NTFS permissions on each one of those? Or would it be better/eaiser to create a single share point, allow "Read" Share access to everyone, and then within that share, assign permissions that filter down??? Any and all suggestions and advice are much appreciated.