Windows File Service is a feature of Active Directory. This is a robust and efficient file sharing service. It utilizes Active Directory (AD) to manage User and Computer accounts to ensure security and ease of use for the end user. File Service is the central system that controls all file and folder shares on the Active Directory Domain.
Microsoft uses Active Directory to provide robust and secure file services. There are two servers in a Microsoft Cluster with a Storage Area Network backend to improve uptime and performance, located in a climate-controlled, secure, and UPS-equipped computer room. PCs that/will belong to the Active Directory, which automatically contains all NetIDs, will map shared drives and control security automatically. Windows and Mac computers may user File Service without joining their computer to AD..
Each department is allotted space based upon the number of full-time staff and it is maintained with quota software. This quota may be increased quickly by request, for a fee (see Service Fees). Access to files is controlled by ITServices utilizing file permissions. User access can be added or removed by having your IT Admin Rep submit the request to ITS. All server files are backed up to a secondary data center with nightly snapshots available.
Please see the Availability web page.
Please see the links below for Service Level Objectives:
Users of this service are governed by the following policies, failure to comply may result, at a minimum, with suspension of service: