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How do you setup Previous versions for Win7 system using a network mapped drive

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Hello,

I am using a Windows Server 2008 Fileserver and have mapped drives out to users by using a logon script. Now, the issue is that a user would like to setup previous version on certain files and folders within a mapped drive. I can navigate to 'Systems', click systems protection, then click on Configure to select a drive, however the map drive is not listed. How do I set this up so mapped drive will show previous versions?

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nimdatx
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No, that is not possible. Its a special area only only visible via Previous versions tab on the folder(s) in question.
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If I navigate into mapped drive I can right click folder, but there are no previous versions? So what your saying is that you cannot set up previous versions for share drives?
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It depends on where the Shared drives are pointing to. It must point to a Windows server or NAS drive with snapshot or VSS backup or file history enabled to allow access to previous versions of files. What is your shared drive pointing to? A Windows server?
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I do believe your shares need to be on a windows 2008 R2 or newer server to get this working... In that case you enable it on the share properties. ANd the clients need to be Win 7 or later also...
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Yes, Windows Server 2008. I see Shadow copies is not enabled.

DATAPART2 (D:) Properties

193 Shares

3.36 TB Free Space of 9.09 TB

What is the best way to set this up and how much space should I allocate? What if I only want ths setup for a specific folder only, can this be?
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I believe shadow copies applies to the entire share.... It is either on or off... As for how much space, only you can decide that.... But the more space, the more previous versions available...
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