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Windows 2012 R2 as a File & Media server

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I'm planning on setting up a file/media server.  Something pretty basic. It will be used in an Active Directory environment and I'll want to assign read or write rights to the shared folders using AD users.

It needs to be easy to maintain (which is why I don't want to do anything overkill like FreeNAS).

For the media server, I want it to be able to stream common audio and video formats (for video, .avi and .mp4 mainly)

I wanted some advice on if this below is the best way to go, or if anyone had any different suggestions:


Shared Folders via NTFS:
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/keithmayer/2012/10/21/12-steps-to-ntfs-shared-folders-in-windows-server-2012/

Media Streaming Pack:
http://www.tomontech.com/2013/10/microsoft-releases-media-streaming-pack-for-windows-server-2012-r2/



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The technet article you provided is a good starting point in setting up file sharing and permissions.

Why do you need streaming services?

Both will assist you in your task.

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For streaming, it's just for users to be able to view saved video files that we store on the server, like saved webinars and things,

Ideally it would be nice if the video would remember the playback position, so they can easily come back later and watch the rest of the video.

What do you recommend for this?



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Would they need to access it remotely though? If not normal file sharing would be sufficient.

I have only played around with the Win2012 streaming (probably 10min if that much) I don't no if it supports playback position.

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