Understanding and using Server Folders for centralized storage

Updated: March 30, 2011

Applies To: Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials

Windows SBS 2011 Essentials enables you to store your files that are located on your client computers to a central location using Server Folders. Storing your files in Server Folders ensure that your files are in a place that is always accessible in a secure manner from each client. Using the Server Folders to store files provides you the following advantages:

  • It can be backed up using Server Backup and Restore to protect against total server failure.

  • Once stored on a Server Folder, it can also be access remotely via the Remote Web Access.

  • It can be easily searched from any client computer.

The following table lists the Server Folders that are created by default when you install Windows SBS 2011 Essentials.


Server Folder Name Description

Client Computer Backups

Used to store and access computer backups if you configure your server for creating them.


Used to store and access documents related to your organization.


Used to store and access files by network users. A user specific folder is automatically generated in this Users server folder for every network user account that you create.