It is currently Sun Jul 12, 2020 4:58 pm

All times are UTC - 7 hours [ DST ]

Recent News:



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:39 am 
Offline
Max Contributor
Max Contributor

Joined: Fri Jan 25, 2008 4:17 pm
Posts: 1110
Location: Roseville, California
Thanks: 10
Thanked: 22 times in 21 posts
Did you guys keep the ws2012E standard folders or create your own? If you kept how did you repurpose for home use. If changed what do you have now.


Top
 Profile  
Thanks  

Attention Guest: Remove this ad by Registering with the MediaSmartServer.net Forums. It's Free!
PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 2:14 pm 
Offline
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Sat Oct 17, 2009 7:10 pm
Posts: 5157
Location: Georgia, USA
Thanks: 86
Thanked: 703 times in 682 posts
I actually left them alone and just moved them to my storage pool. Of course I had an existing Stablebit Storage Pool from WHS2011 so I had to do some renaming of some of the WHS2011 folders. I then had to recreate the WHS2011 shares for use in WS2012E and then I moved the default WS2012E Shared Folders to the storage pool and left them there,

_________________
Exploring the possibilities!

Migrated from WHS2011 to WS2012E: HIGHLANDER

~ Norco 4220 Enclosure
~ Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5
~ AMD Phenom II X4 995 3.2 GHz
~ 8 GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
~ 3 Supermicro AOC-SASLP-MV8


Top
 Profile  
Thanks  
PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 2:37 pm 
Offline
Max Contributor
Max Contributor

Joined: Fri Jan 25, 2008 4:17 pm
Posts: 1110
Location: Roseville, California
Thanks: 10
Thanked: 22 times in 21 posts
Have you used folder redirection at all?


Top
 Profile  
Thanks  
PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 3:18 pm 
Offline
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Sat Oct 17, 2009 7:10 pm
Posts: 5157
Location: Georgia, USA
Thanks: 86
Thanked: 703 times in 682 posts
No not that I am aware. I have been on the reluctant side to mess around to much with the server ever since I ran into issues with my NIC Team and with MS updates changing my INTEL NIC Drivers which I really need to address but that's another topic. Basically I have taken the very conservative approach and am happy with the way my server is running.

_________________
Exploring the possibilities!

Migrated from WHS2011 to WS2012E: HIGHLANDER

~ Norco 4220 Enclosure
~ Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5
~ AMD Phenom II X4 995 3.2 GHz
~ 8 GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
~ 3 Supermicro AOC-SASLP-MV8


Top
 Profile  
Thanks  
PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:21 pm 
Offline
1.5TB storage
1.5TB storage

Joined: Wed Nov 23, 2011 5:42 pm
Posts: 53
Thanks: 4
Thanked: 12 times in 8 posts
I haven't used folder redirection yet.

My Server Folders are as follows:
Code:
Audiobooks - podcasts and similar
Backups - of other peoples systems, usually in VHD format
Books - for my ereader, will be installing a Calibre server at some point
Client Computer Backups
Comics - for my tablet
Company
File History Backups
Folder Redirection
Music
Photos - pictures I took
Pictures - pictures other people took
Recorded TV - from when I had a pvr card
Users
Videos
Videos 2 - had to split the videos over two hard drives

_________________
Server: HP EX495 | E5200 CPU @ 2.5GHz | 4GB RAM | 4 x Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 7200RPM
Backup: Mediasonic HF2-SU2S2 | 4 x Seagate Barracuda Green 2.0TB 5900RPM
Operating System: Windows Server 2012 Essentials | Media Server| Anywhere Access


Top
 Profile  
Thanks  
PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:27 pm 
Offline
Max Contributor
Max Contributor

Joined: Fri Jan 25, 2008 4:17 pm
Posts: 1110
Location: Roseville, California
Thanks: 10
Thanked: 22 times in 21 posts
morpheus.dreaming

Thanks for the example, gives me some ideas in directions I might want to go. I thought this might come in handy:

Remove Default Shares in WS2012 Essentials

In Windows Server 2012 Essentials there is no way to remove the default shares from within the Dashboard – But there is a workaround.

If you are fed up with the default "Company" or "Recorded TV" share for example, the following will get rid of any default shares which you no longer require. In the following example "Recorded TV":

In Explorer, stop sharing the folder.
Remove the registry entry with "Name=Recorded Tv" in HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows server\Storage Service\Folders.
Stop the service "Windows Server Storage Service" and then re-start it.
It’s up to you if you want to remove the folder or not in Explorer.
Workaround courtesy of Davie Chen from Microsoft.

From: http://www.mswhs.com/2012/09/remove-def ... ssentials/


Top
 Profile  
Thanks  
PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:17 pm 
Offline
.5TB storage
.5TB storage

Joined: Tue Jul 09, 2013 1:53 pm
Posts: 17
Thanks: 1
Thanked: 1 time in 1 post
Thanks for this info, very helpful! The Recorded TV and Media related shares only appear if the 'Media Streaming' option is enabled. I surely want to be rid of the 'Company' folder as I will never use it.


Top
 Profile  
Thanks  
PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:13 am 
Offline
Max Contributor
Max Contributor
User avatar

Joined: Sat Apr 12, 2008 12:49 pm
Posts: 2220
Location: Casper Wyoming
Thanks: 80
Thanked: 252 times in 249 posts
To [morpheus.dreaming]
You say you had to split your videos into two harddrives, I take that to mean you are not using any pooling software.
If you were, all your videos would be in the same folder. I use stablebit for pooling and have it setup to have 3 copies of each file, two copies would be enough, but my data is fairly small but very important.
I used drivebender, but is was pretty plain and I never saw where I could say how many copies of each file so liked stablebit better.
Also on my folders I left the default ones and made my own.

Goodluck all

_________________
[X510 CPU/RAM/All 2 TB Red's] [X510 CPU/Sync'ed Backup/All 2 TB Hitachi's]
[X510 /2 in box]
[X710 LIAN LI DIY W2016E] Stablebit Drivepool [EX-503 LIAN LI 5-bay USB3 External]
:twisted: Fear the Cloud :twisted:


Top
 Profile  
Thanks  
PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 6:20 pm 
Offline
1.5TB storage
1.5TB storage

Joined: Wed Nov 23, 2011 5:42 pm
Posts: 53
Thanks: 4
Thanked: 12 times in 8 posts
I was using Storage Spaces, but it messed me about - so back to standard NTFS now.

_________________
Server: HP EX495 | E5200 CPU @ 2.5GHz | 4GB RAM | 4 x Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 7200RPM
Backup: Mediasonic HF2-SU2S2 | 4 x Seagate Barracuda Green 2.0TB 5900RPM
Operating System: Windows Server 2012 Essentials | Media Server| Anywhere Access


Top
 Profile  
Thanks  
PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 9:41 am 
Offline
Max Contributor
Max Contributor
User avatar

Joined: Sat Apr 12, 2008 12:49 pm
Posts: 2220
Location: Casper Wyoming
Thanks: 80
Thanked: 252 times in 249 posts
I played with storage spaces a bit, but heard to many problems, so went with Drivebender first which was ok but kind of plain and then Comp1962 said he had goodluck with stablebit and once I had that installed and setup, I was hooked, It reminds me of the old DE only better.
I could tell it to have 1 copy or 2 copies or 3 copies or 4 copies of each file, very cool and you can have more then 1 pool, so your very important stuff could be in a pool with 4 copies of each and the other normal pool with music and movie rips could be just two copies of each file.

Anyway, I don't worry about the extra folders, I just put my work stuff in the company folder, kind of made sense :-) The recorded tv folder I put TV video in, that made sense as well. Then I made my own folders as normal.
Applications
PC images
Ebooks
VM
ISO
Pay Stubs
Music
Videos
Photos

Thanks for the info those, options is always good since Microsoft isn't that great about giving them, they always seem to think they know whats best for us.

:cheers:

_________________
[X510 CPU/RAM/All 2 TB Red's] [X510 CPU/Sync'ed Backup/All 2 TB Hitachi's]
[X510 /2 in box]
[X710 LIAN LI DIY W2016E] Stablebit Drivepool [EX-503 LIAN LI 5-bay USB3 External]
:twisted: Fear the Cloud :twisted:


Top
 Profile  
Thanks  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 7 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group