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Data Transfer Protocols/Services

    Question

  • Can anyone give me a complete list of services/protocols that are by default enabled on a Windows Server that a client can use to copy data off of the server onto there own PC. Say they wanted to copy a word file from the Server onto there own PC, what services/protocols can be used? FTP, HTTP, SMB etc

    Thursday, September 02, 2010 5:47 PM

Answers

  •  By data, I assume that you mean files. I can think of at least these
    that are built in, but may not be enabled by default:
     
    SMB v1 and v2
    FTP
    TFTP
    HTTP/HTTPS
    NFS (if Unix services are enabled)
    - Any custom protocol developed for the purpose
     
    Note that these are protocols and not applications, so a number of other
    things rely on them even if they do not directly appear to be using them
     

    -- Mike Burr
    • Marked as answer by Tiger Li Friday, September 10, 2010 11:16 AM
    Thursday, September 02, 2010 8:58 PM
  • Hi ia4560,

    Thanks for post here.

    Maybe you would found your answer in the article below:

    Service overview and network port requirements for the Windows Server system

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/832017

    Thanks.

    Tiger Li


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    • Marked as answer by Tiger Li Friday, September 10, 2010 11:16 AM
    Friday, September 03, 2010 4:51 AM

All replies

  • If you want users to copy files from the Server to the client workstation, the easiest approach would be is to set up File shares on the server and have users access the UNC (\\(server_name)\<folder>\)

    Then you can map the file share to a drive letter on the users workstation.


    MCITP: Enterprise Messaging Administrator 2007/2010 | MCITP: Server Administrator | MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuring | MCP | MCDST
    Thursday, September 02, 2010 6:48 PM
  • I appreciate this is the easiest way Tom, I was more after a compelte list of all (how ever obscure) protocols/services that could technically be used to copy data from a (the server) onto b (the client).
    Thursday, September 02, 2010 7:10 PM
  •  By data, I assume that you mean files. I can think of at least these
    that are built in, but may not be enabled by default:
     
    SMB v1 and v2
    FTP
    TFTP
    HTTP/HTTPS
    NFS (if Unix services are enabled)
    - Any custom protocol developed for the purpose
     
    Note that these are protocols and not applications, so a number of other
    things rely on them even if they do not directly appear to be using them
     

    -- Mike Burr
    • Marked as answer by Tiger Li Friday, September 10, 2010 11:16 AM
    Thursday, September 02, 2010 8:58 PM
  • Hi ia4560,

    Thanks for post here.

    Maybe you would found your answer in the article below:

    Service overview and network port requirements for the Windows Server system

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/832017

    Thanks.

    Tiger Li


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
    • Marked as answer by Tiger Li Friday, September 10, 2010 11:16 AM
    Friday, September 03, 2010 4:51 AM