Install the File Services server role

Published: May 26, 2010

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2

You can use this topic to install the File Services server role and the BranchCache for Network Files role service on the content server Content-01.

To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Administrators group on the local computer.

  1. On Content-01, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Server Manager.

  2. In Roles Summary, click Add Roles.

  3. In the Add Roles Wizard, on the Before You Begin page, click Next.

  4. On the Select Server Roles page, select File Services, and then click Next.

    Install File Services
  5. On the File Services page, click Next.

  6. On the Select Role Services page, in Role Services, ensure that File Server is selected. Also select BranchCache for network files, and then click Next.

    Include BranchCache for network files
  7. On the Confirm Installation Selections page, confirm your selections, and then click Install.

  8. On the Installation Results page, confirm that your installation of the File Services role and required role services completed successfully, and then click Close.

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