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Storing Files with MultiPoint Server

Published: January 28, 2013

Applies To: Windows MultiPoint Server 2012

MultiPoint Server supports storing user files in the following ways:

  • On the operating system partition of the hard disk drive. By default, MultiPoint Server stores user files on the hard disk drive with the operating system.

  • On a separate partition of the hard disk drive. When the MultiPoint Server system is set up for the first time, you can partition the hard disk drive. That is, you can configure a section of the drive so that it functions as if it were a separate drive. This makes it easier to restore or upgrade the operating system without affecting user files. For more information, see Create a partition or logical drive in the Windows Server Technical Library.

  • On an additional internal or external hard disk drive. You can attach additional internal or external hard disk drives to MultiPoint Server for saving and backing up data.

  • In a shared network folder. To make user files available from any station, you can create a shared folder on the network. This requires another computer or server in addition to the computer running MultiPoint Server. This is the recommended method for storing files if there is a file server available.

    For small systems of 2-3 computers running MultiPoint Server with no file server available, one of the MultiPoint Server computers can act as the file server for all of the MultiPoint Server computers. You would then create user accounts for all users on the MultiPoint Server that is acting as the file server.

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