I’d like to bring to your attention a new storage paper on home directory consolidation, which refers to the storage of user data and profiles in a centralized location instead of storing that same information on individual user PCs. I absolutely love having folder redirection and client side caching on my PCs! I can save a document on my laptop and turn to my desktop and when I open My Documents the document is there. When I unplug my laptop and get on a plane, all my files are available offline. It is so seamless I have stopped worrying about my data. My Documents folder is automatically backed up from the departmental server and I can recover anything I need from any machine I own.
The new paper is available for download here, the paper examines home directory consolidation on Windows Storage Server 2012 from these perspectives:
If you’re taking advantage of home directory consolidation today, then you’re probably already familiar with the core enabling technologies:
These three core technologies are covered in significant detail in the paper, which includes links to step by step deployment instructions on TechNet. The paper also covers new enhancements in Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 that make these features even more useful, including:
The paper can be found on the Microsoft download center at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=39081 Check it out and let me know what you think…
Cheers, Scott M. Johnson Windows Storage Server