Saturday, 11 June 2016

File Server Role Installation on Windows Server 2012 R2

Or, How to Install File Server on Windows Server 2012 R2?

Imp Note: Guys, Microsoft has introduced a great tool for File Server Management tasks which is known as File Server Resource Manager.  The intention behind giving this note to you, on the article which is for File Server Role Installation only, is you must be aware that Installing File Server is something standard practice we follow when we are going to introduced file server for our organizations, but this file server can be managed in a far better way by using File Server Resource Manager.
To Know more about “How to Install File Server Resource Manager on Windows Server 2012 R2”, please check my another article

Steps (For Installing File Server Role in Windows Server 2012):

Login to the server you wish to install File Server Role> Open Server Manager > Got to Manage > Choose Add Roles and Features > Proceed further as highlighted step by step in below screenshots:

Cheers, you are done with Installing File Server role now. If prompted by the server, please take a reboot to complete the installation.
Usually this kind of roles installation only takes effect on the server after a reboot.


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