A new blog post covers a set of Windows Server 2003 File Server problems that were fixed in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Obviously a lot has changed in Windows Server File Services in the last 8 years, but the post highlights 8 specific issues commonly mentioned by users that are still running Windows Server 2003. Here's the list:

  1. CHKDSK Time
  2. File Server Scalability
  3. Failover Cluster Setup
  4. Shares Per File Server
  5. Encrypted Files
  6. Large File Transfers on High Latency Networks
  7. Transferring Lots of Small Files
  8. Caching in the Branch

Get all the details about exactly how Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 address all these issues and how much changed in SMB and File Services.

Read the full post at http://blogs.technet.com/b/josebda/archive/2011/02/25/file-server-improvements-from-windows-server-2003-to-windows-server-2008-r2-8-items-for-8-years.aspx