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File server role?

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Hi,

Not sure if I  understand the need of turning file server role on a windows server (2008/2012).

What are the advantages?

I could make it a file server without turning on the role?

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You can't really run a file server without the role. You'd get basic SMB share connectivity (only a few connections) but all of the prioritization, authentication, and optimization is gone, and even the number of connections is severely limited.
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Would you know of any reading / tutorials?

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TechNet or any of the Microsoft server certification study guides in a local bookstore.
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any links you can provide?

What do you mean local bookstore? you must be living in a big city
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None off the top of my head. If you don't have local, there is always Barnes and noble online or amazon.
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