Install a new file server as a content server

Published: October 7, 2009

Updated: October 7, 2009

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2

You can use this procedure to install the File Services server role and the BranchCache for network files role service on a computer running Windows Server® 2008 R2.

Membership in Administrators, or equivalent is the minimum required to perform this procedure.

  1. Click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Server Manager. Server Manager opens.

  2. In the Server Manager left pane, right-click Roles, and then click Add Roles. The Add Roles Wizard opens. In Before You Begin, click Next.

  3. In Select Server Roles, in Roles, select the File Services check box, and then click Next.

  4. In File Services, review the information, and then click Next.

  5. In Select Role Services, in Role services, ensure that File Server is selected. Also select the BranchCache for network files check box, and then click Next.

  6. In Confirm Installation Selections, review your selections, and then click Install. The Installation Progress pane is displayed during installation, and then the Installation Results pane is displayed. Review your results, and then click Close.

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