Microsoft File Server Services and Management
File and print servers not only provide the sharing the name implies but also are the most generally underutilized components of a well designed network. Most businesses can benefit from features that simply need to be enabled and used. Such examples are Remote Workplace, Terminal Services, and SharePoint Portal Services. Further, if neglected or not managed appropriately, this core of the network will be jeopordized.
Expanding into additional servers, appropriate to usage, can be a big benefit to your organization.
The most frequent underutilized feature we see with File/Print Servers is SharePoint Portal Services. Sharepoint is an intuitive interface to critical documents, version control, meetings (and meeting documents). There is more information on Sharepoint Portal Services on this site*.
The most frequent overutilization of File/Print server is simply asking too much of inadequate hardware causing end-user and administrator frustration. Consolidating servers and services appropriately will save vast amounts of money on hardware and management.
A System's Assessment will determine the proper configuration, consolidation (or possible expansion) of your network's core functions and core hardware.