I am doing some research on moving multiple DCs (and our infrastucture) to 2008 R2. What I need is some expert hands on feed back at this point to what I gain in the realm of File Sharing Services by moving to 2008 R2.
Right now we are 2003 (Not 2003 R2). I have read a ton of information about 2008 R2 FS. however what i run into is not knowing what may be available by simply moving to 2003 R2, or certain marketed abilitys that we may already have.
The couple of topic that I need to know about in a 2003 (not R2) vs a 2003R2 vs a 2008 server are:
1. File Server Resource Manager (FSRM): better managed file services across CIFS/SMB and NFS (single management interface) quota and sharing options. With flexible quota and file-type controls, administrators gain improved control and compliance over files and resource consumption, while spending less time managing file resources than ever before. With built-in reporting.
2. Services for NFS: transfer files between computers running Windows Server 2008 R2 and UNIX operating systems using the NFS protocol.
3. Shadow Copies of Shared Folders provides point-in-time copies of files that are located on shared resources, such as a file server
4. Storage Manager for SANs helps you create and manage logical unit numbers (LUNs) on Fibre Channel and iSCSI disk drive subsystems that support Virtual Disk Service (VDS) in your storage area network (SAN).
5. Have you used FSMT tool for migration. was it the way to go?
6. Any other notable information that you would bring up for File Sharing Services to propose a move to 2008 server?
What of these do i have access to now, and at what point do we gain these in the path of 2003>2003R3>2008.
Any other notable information that you would bring up for File Sharing Services.
I realize this is not a "hard" troubleshooting request, but because of the back and forth that will be involved I will apply maximum points to it.