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  • 1. 70-290: MCSE Guide to Managing a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment Managing and Implementing SHADOW COPY
  • 2. Shadow Copies of Shared Folders
    • Purpose of this utility is to make recovery of user files in shared folders easy without requiring an administrator
    • Advantages for users:
      • Restoration of accidentally deleted files
      • Recovery of previous versions of files
      • Comparison of previous version to current version
    • Shadow Copies not enabled by default, must be explicitly enabled from Properties of a drive
  • 3. Shadow Copies of Shared Folders (continued)
    • Shadow Copies is enabled for entire volume (cannot shadow specific files or folders)
    • Copies are made on a pre-defined schedule
    • By default, Shadow Copies uses 10% of available disk space (minimum 100 MB)
      • When limit is reached, older copies are deleted
  • 4. Shadow Copies of Shared Folders (continued)
  • 5. Enabling and Configuring Shadow Copies of Shared Folder Settings
    • Create a new shared folder with appropriate permissions
    • Create a text document in the folder
    • Enable Shadow Copying
    • Explore and configure settings and schedules
  • 6. Previous Versions
    • Network users must install additional software on their systems to access previous versions of files via Shadow Copies
    • Client software provided in MSI format at %systemroot%system32clientstwclientX86 (for Intel-based system)
    • Adds an additional tab (Previous Versions) to Properties of files stored in shared Folders
  • 7. Installing and Using the Previous Versions Client
    • Objective: To install and use the Previous Versions Client and explore using it to restore a previous version of a file
    • Locate and launch the installation file and complete installation
    • Locate the Previous Versions tab in the Properties of the file created in Activity 12-5
    • Review and restore the file using the Previous Versions dialog box
  • 8. (continued)