Roughly a 200 user AD network. We have a number of servers that are getting low on disk space so we have introduced a new Windows 2012 r2 VM to use as an archive.
Basically the thought process is to add this archive server as a shortcut to existing data shares and advise users from all different departments that they can move older data to this location and still have access to it.
The caveat would be that this archive share is read only and only backed up once a qtr. So users should not be able to change anything in that archive folder.
Hope i have outlined what we want correctly and if anyone has any ideas on how to do this correctly that would be great.