Data Folders (Component)

You are installing components that require a data folder. It is recommended that you choose a drive that has enough free disk space to support folder growth. Additionally, if you have multiple drives installed in your server, it is recommended that you save your data to a drive other than the drive where the operating system is installed. Storing data on a separate drive improves system performance and simplifies backup and recovery.

Notes

  • When selecting a drive for your data folders, the folder must be on a fixed disk of the local computer and cannot be located on a shared resource on the network.
  • If you are unsure of where you want to store your data, it is recommended that you use the default values provided as these are typical for a small business.

 

Server Tools components Folder Description

Administration

Users Shared Folders

Contains individual home folders for each user.

The default location is C:\Users Shared Folders, where C: is the root directory.

Notes

  • The Users Shared Folders folder is shared as Users.
  • Disk quotas are enabled during Setup and individual users are allowed to use up to 1 gigabyte (GB) of disk space. For more information about disk quotas or about how to modify the quota for a user, see Help and Support Center once Setup is complete.

Client Deployment

Client Applications Folder

Stores and distributes client applications.

The default location is C:\ClientsApps, where C: is the root directory.

Fax Service

Sent Faxes

Contains the Fax Service activity log, inbox, queue, and sent items.

The default location is C:\Fax\Archive, where C: is the root directory.

Exchange Server

Exchange Store

Message Transfer Agent Logs

  • Exchange Store. Contains two databases, the mailbox store and public folder store, where users' mailboxes and folders are stored.
    The default location is C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\MDBDATA, where C: is the root directory.
  • Message Transfer Agent Logs. Contains the log files that monitor message transfers by the message transfer agent (MTA). The MTA is the Exchange server component that is responsible for delivering messages. MTA logs show if messages are being transferred correctly and in a reasonable amount of time.
    The default location is C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\MDBDATA, where C: is the root directory.

Intranet and Monitoring

SQL Server Desktop Engine (MSDE 2000)

Contains the database used by Windows SharePoint Services for your intranet and the database used to store server performance and usage data.

The default location is C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server, where C: is the root directory.

Note

  • The default shared folder permissions for the Users Shared Folders are: Domain Users – Read and Change, Administrators – Full Control, Folders Operators – Full Control.
    The default folder permissions for the Users Shared Folders are: Do not inherit from parent, Administrators – Full Control (inheritable), Folder Operators – Full Control (inheritable), Everyone Domain Users – Read and Execute (not inheritable).
    You can change these settings, but if you reinstall your server, the permissions revert to the default settings. The default permissions for each user's folder created in the Users Shared Folders are: UserName - Full Control, Administrators - Full Control, and Folders Operators – Full Control.
    If you are upgrading from Small Business Server 2000 or from an existing server running a Windows operating system, and you specify an existing folder to use for the Users Shared Folders, the existing permissions of the folder will be set to the default permissions as just specified.

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