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Windows 2008 R2 AD File Server

Hi all,
This is not properly a question, but I'm asking to you if there is any kind of how-to or step-by-step guide about configuring a file server with windows 2008 R2.
I'm not new about configuring file server, but the last one I configured was an old windows 2000 and I know that there are a lot of changes and improvement.

I'm looking for something containing some best practices and some tips also (like automation in creating home directories for AD users, integrate users mapping into group policy, setting quotas and file screening, best practices in permission's settings and so on...)

Any help, docs or external links would be appreciated!

Thank you all in advance!
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Markisha1979
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fbcbloodcenterCommented:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=518d870c-fa3e-4f6a-97f5-acaf31de6dce&displaylang=en

step by step guides from M$ on how to do a variety of tasks with server 2008
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Markisha1979Author Commented:
I already took a look at those docs, but none apply at what I'm looking for.

I'm looking for something like this:

http://learn.iis.net/page.aspx/310/what-is-new-for-microsoft-and-ftp-75/

obviously about file services...
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vmwarun - ArunCommented:
Distributed File System is what you should be looking at if you are in an Active Directory environment.It has superior capabilities when compared to a file server and Microsoft has done a great job in improving the DFS Capabilities in Windows Server 2008 R2.
URL : http://technet.microsoft.com/hi-in/library/cc732006(en-us).aspx
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Markisha1979Author Commented:
THANK YOU, BUT DON'T YOU KNOW ANyTHING ABOUT AUTOMATING THE PROCESS OF CREATION OF HOME DIRECTORY AND INTEGRATION OF FOLDER MAPPING IN AD SCRIPTS?
sorry for capital words.
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elawadCommented:
Dear first of all you a=have to install the distributed file managment role on your w2k8 server. this being done you have to go to your distributed file managment console and create new name space, lets suppose the new name space is yourorganizationname\files follow the wizard to complete the creation of the name space. then you have to create the new folder by right click on your newly created name space and choose new folder. now name the folder something related to your users for example Accounting users and when you will be asked for a link to a shared folder choose the folder that you hve the users files on it.  now at this stage you have either to go to your users profile and put the path of the network drive as such \\yourorganizationname\files\Accounting\%username% which will create a backup folder for each user according to their names, or you can do it by writing script to map the folder and applie it through group policy.
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Markisha1979Author Commented:
Thank you for the tips and sorry for my late.
I'll try this in this next few days.
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