We have started compressing folders in our Windows network at work and the question came up--where does the compression/decompression take place? On the file server itself, or on each workstation that accesses the file?
In my mind it would make sense to offload that to the workstation. That way the compressed file(s) also save space when sent across the lan. But that may not be possible especially if random access retrieval is used, or perhaps non-Windows machines (Macs) are on the network.
Anyone knowledgeable about how this works?