Product Documentation

File Sharing

Jun 05, 2015
Updated: 2013-05-07
  1. Enable the service at the top environment level and create a default customer plan:
    1. From the Services Manager menu bar, choose Configuration > System Manager > Service Deployment and
    2. Expand File Sharing and then click Customer Plans.
    3. Under New Customer Plan, in Name, type Default.
    4. Click Create. Services Manager creates the customer plan and then displays the service settings.
    5. In File Share Path, enter the path of the file share you wish to use.
      Note: If the specified path does not exist, Services Manager can create it, provided it has permissions on the specified server. Otherwise, be sure the path exists before configuring the customer plan.
    6. Click Apply Changes.
    7. Click Save.
  2. Enable the service at the location level:
    1. On the Service Deployment page, under Service Filter, select Active Directory Location Services, and then choose a Location Filter if applicable.
    2. Expand File Sharing and then click Save.
  3. Assign server roles:
    1. From the Services Manager menu bar, choose Configuration > System Manager > Server Roles and then expand the entry for the server hosting the File Sharing service.
    2. Under Server Roles, select File Sharing and then click Save.
  4. Create a server collection:
    1. From the Services Manager menu bar, select Configuration > System Manager > Server Collections.
    2. Click New Server Collection and complete the following fields:
      • In Name, enter a unique name for the server collection.
      • In Display Label, enter a friendly name for the server collection.
      • In Service, select File Sharing.
      • In Servers, select the servers that you want to add to the collection.
      • Select Automatic reseller selection if you want to make the collection the default for resellers that are provisioned with the service.
      • Select Automatic customer selection if you want to make the collection the default for customers that are provisioned with the service.
    3. Click Save.
  5. Enable the server collection for the customer plan:
    1. From the Services Manager menu bar, select Configuration > System Manager > Service Deployment.
    2. Under Service Filter, select Active Directory Location Services, and then choose a Location Filter if applicable.
    3. Expand the File Sharing service, click Customer Plans, and then expand the Default plan.
    4. Under Configure Service Settings, select File Share Servers, and then select the servers you want customers to use when they are provisioned with the Default plan.
    5. Click Apply Changes and then click Save.

After you configure the File Sharing service, you can provision the service to customers. For more information, see Provision the File Sharing service.