Introduction to File Sharing


Level: Beginner
Presenter: Eli the Computer Guy
Date Created: March 30, 2010
Length of Class: 43 Minutes


Purpose of Class

This class explains the different ways files can be shared within an organization.
Topics Covered

Standard Permissions
Technology of File Sharing
Sharing Files Using Web Services
Sharing Files in a Workgroup
Sharing Files in a Domain
Pros and Cons of Ways to Share Files
Class Notes

Read, Write, Execute (R-W-X)
You can have Write permission without Read permission
Windows Servers have up to 15 different permissions
How Data is shared
SMB — Server Message Block — Used in standard shared files/ folders
Sync — A copy is created when original is edited and then merged to the original
Library Software — Allows you to check in and out files
Realtime Collaboration — Multiple people can edit a file at the eact same time
Web Services
Usually some type of FTP service
More chance of sync conflicts if more then one person is editing doc
Work Groups
Security is set on ever computer
Cheaper then buying a “real” file server, but administration can become a nightmare for large deployments
Domain Controllers control security and permissions for all computers in the domain.
Requires a “real” Windows server which may or may not be cost effective depending on the size of the network and the number of changes that need to be made regularly.

Microsoft Mesh

Source: Eli the Computer Guy