Although many books combine file sharing and removable storage with the discussion of local storage management, Microsoft Windows 2000 provides enough new functionality to warrant a whole chapter to cover these subjects separately.
In Windows 2000, both file sharing and removable storage have become simpler for the end user. Although the associated administrative chores have been streamlined, file sharing and removable storage are now more complex to administer because the capabilities of once-simple technologies have grown.
This chapter covers the following advanced storage tools: the Distributed file system, Removable Storage, and Remote Storage. The chapter also explains how to administer shared folders on a corporate network or on the Internet.