File Sharing has been around for a long time, even with all new kinds of technology such as cloud, it still remains one of the most important business functions. being able to access information over the network. Within Server 2012 you can configure various types of shares across the network. These are a few types below

SMB Share – Quick

This basic profile represents the fastest way to create an SMB file share, typically used to share files with Windows-based computers.

  • Suitable for general file sharing
  • Advanced options can be configured later by using the Properties dialog
SMB Share – Advanced

This advanced profile offers additional options to configure a SMB file share.

  • Set the folder owners for access-denied assistance
  • Configure default classification of data in the folder for management and access policies
  • Enable quotas
SMB Share – ApplicationsThis profile creates an SMB file share with settings appropriate for Hyper-V, certain databases, and other server applications.
NFS Share – Quick

This basic profile represents the fastest way to create a NFS file share, typically used to share files with UNIX-based computers.

  • Suitable for general file sharing
  • Advanced options can be configured later by using the Properties dialog
NFS Share – Advanced

This advanced profile offers additional options to configure a NFS file share.

  • Set the folder owners for access-denied assistance
  • Configure default classification of data in the folder for management and access policies
  • Enable quotas

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