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Windows 2000 File Management

Generally File Management isn't usually a big deal. However Windows 2000 introduces several new features that allow you to compress, encrypt, replicate, synchronize, and share directories in a number of ways that could cause a number of unique problems if not implemented correctly. 

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Distributed File System
Allows multiple servers and share points on a network to appear as a single mapped drive to the user community.
Encrypting File System
Encrypt and decrypt sensitive files for increased security.
File and Folder Compression
Save disk space by compressing infrequently accessed and large files - but beware of a few pitfalls.
File Management
Managing file names, file ownership, copying and moving files, deleting files with reserved names, setting and viewing permissions, etc.
File Replication Service
A multi-threaded, multi-master replication engine that replaces the LMREPL (LAN Manager Replication) service.
Folder Redirection
This feature allows an administrator to redirect a folder (like My Documents) to a network share via Group Policy
Indexing Service
Speeds searches by creating indexes of the contents and properties of documents on your local hard drive.
Offline Folders
Allows mobile and laptop users to take the contents of their network shares with them.

Sharing Files and Folders
Information on creating, managing, and troubleshooting shared folders and files.
Troubleshooting File Management Issues
Troubleshooting and resolving known bugs and issues, 
Windows File Protection
Background service which keeps critical system files from being overwritten by users or 3rd party programs.
Related Resources
Backup and Recovery
Scheduling backups, best practices, troubleshooting, recovery tips, etc.,
Disk Management
Resources about RAID, disk maintenance, defragmentation, SANS, RSS, RSM, and more.
IntelliMirror
Deploy, recover, restore or replace user©s data, software, and personal settings in a Windows 2000 environment.
File Management Utilities
Award winning freeware and shareware utilities for Windows 2000
File Systems
Technical comparisons and information on FAT, FAT32, and NTFS
Zip and Compression Utilities
The best compression tools available for Windows 2000
Additional Articles worth reading....

Configuring Server for NFS File Security Permissions
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 262984 - This article describes registry settings that you can use to configure file security permissions for the Windows Services for UNIX 2.0 Server for NFS component. These registry entries affect how file permissions are approximated between Microsoft Windows NT/Microsoft Windows 2000 and UNIX. 

Windows NT Contains File System Tunneling Capabilities
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 172190 - Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 contains file system tunneling capabilities to enable compatibility with programs that rely on file systems being able to hold onto file meta-info for a short period of time. This occurs after deletion or renaming and re-introducing a new directory entry with that meta-info (if a create or rename occurs to cause a file of that name to appear again in a short period of time).

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