Managing Server Folders in Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials

2012Essentials Managing Server Folders in Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials

This guide will show you how to add and remove server folders in Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials.

Adding a Server Folder

If you have not completed the initial setup, you can start adding server folders from the Get Started tab on the Windows Server Essentials Dashboard

1. Open the Windows Server Essentials Dashboard from the desktop icon

2. If you are completing the setup wizard, click Get Started > Add Server Folders. If you are adding additional folders, Choose Storage > Add Folder

3. Enter the Name of the folder you wish to create and a description of the items that will be kept inside.

4. Click Browse and Navigate to SERVERNAME (Local) > X:\ServerFolders\

5. Create a new folder under ServerFolders with the same name you specified in step 3

6. With your new folder selected, Click OK
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7. With all of the information filled out, Click Next
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8. Assign permissions to the groups that should have access to the folder and click Add Folder
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9. Click Close on the confirmation prompt.

 

Assigning Quotas to Server Folders

1. Open the Windows Server Essentials Dashboard from the desktop icon

2. Navigate to the Storage tab

3. Select the Server Folder you want to edit

4. In the Tasks pane, choose View the folder properties

5. Mark the checkbox next to Warn me when the folder size exceeds and enter the desired size in the box.

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6. Click OK

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