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I've just configured Server 2012 R2 for the first time and all seems fine, I'm just trying to figure out a way for my customer to give their customers access to upload/download large files like a dropbox, etc.  Using FTP clients for their customers would be too complicated, requiring FTP applications and settings, etc.  Is there anyway to configure a simple interface for their various customers to login via browser and upload/download files on a regular basis?
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The next built-in thing looks like Work Folders. But, for that your clients must join your 2012 domain

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn479242.aspx

Using FTP clients for their customers would be too complicated, requiring FTP applications and settings, etc.  Is there anyway to configure a simple interface for their various customers to login via browser

But isn't ftp like dropbox and simple enough be accessed using a browser?

Dropbox, for example:
1. You send them an email with a link.
2. They pick the link to download the file.

I think you can also do that with ftp.
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Using a browser for FTP wont allow me to upload files to it and the link is kind of clumsy with user name/password, etc.
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Is Dropbox or OneDrive an option?
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yea we are using OneDrive now, didn't realize it was included in the online Exchange hosting service.
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Glad OneDrive works for you. Thanks for the update.
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