Just purchased another bundle license of DrivePool, Scanner and CloudDrive for my new big dog home server.
I am running Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard (needed 2 VMs and more than 64GB of memory limit of Essentials). If I only need 2 PC's to have read and 1 PC read/write access to the folders within the DrivePool. Is it worth it to setup active directory and domain or is there a simpler access option for my scenario?
This is my first run with Windows Server 2012 R2 (running WHS 2011 on my other file server). I read about adding local users on the server, setting up the share and setting the permissions for each user. Best practices seems to frown upon this method but in my case I'm wondering should I go this route, something similar, or take the time to research proper active directory and domain setup/configuration?
Most of the comparable examples online are for small office setups that are much more complex with 10-50 client PC's. I would really appreciate any input on the best way to go about configuration in server 2012 R2 for accessing/transferring files and folders to the DrivePool.