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November 2018, Vol. 2, No. 6

How Windows desktop storage evolved to meet today's demands

Today, user desktops have infinite storage based on a combination of internal hard drives, plugin drives, network drives and cloud storage. Technology has come a long way since the initial crude desktop computers that relied on floppy disks. When planning for back-end requirements for Windows desktop storage, it is critical to ensure sufficient, secure and easy-to-access storage. With users accustomed to creating, viewing and modifying large files, they will find another storage mechanism if IT doesn't provide an appropriate system. There are several storage infrastructure and services options available to the enterprise to accommodate end users' needs for Windows desktop storage. Home drives or network shares Many organizations designate a home drive or network share for users to centrally store files and data. Whether the drives are mapped as ones within Active Directory or login scripts, the user only knows that upon logging into the corporate network, one or more additional letter drives are mapped. The user can then save or...

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