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Azure File Sync Agent

The Azure File Sync agent enables data on a Windows Server to be synchronized with an Azure File share.

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    Azure File Sync enables organizations to:
    • Centralize file services in Azure storage
    • Cache data in multiple locations for fast, local performance
    • Eliminate local backup and DR

    The Azure File Sync agent is supported on Windows Server 2022, Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2012 R2 and consists of three main components:
    • FileSyncSvc.exe: The background Windows service responsible for monitoring changes on Server Endpoints and initiating sync sessions to Azure.
    • StorageSync.sys: The Azure File Sync file system filter, responsible for tiering cold files to Azure Files (when cloud tiering is enabled).
    • PowerShell management cmdlets: PowerShell cmdlets for interacting with the Microsoft.StorageSync Azure Resource Provider. The cmdlets can be found at the following locations (by default):
      • %ProgramFiles%\Azure\StorageSyncAgent\StorageSync.Management.PowerShell.Cmdlets.dll
      • %ProgramFiles%\Azure\StorageSyncAgent\StorageSync.Management.ServerCmdlets.dll
    To learn more about Azure File Sync, please refer to the planning guide:
  • Supported Operating Systems

    Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2022

    Other Requirements
    For more information on system requirements and prerequisites, please refer to the Azure File Sync deployment guide:
    1. Download and run the agent installation package.
    2. Follow the instructions to complete the installation.
    3. At the conclusion of the Azure File Sync agent installation, the Server Registration UI will auto-start.
    4. Follow the instructions to register the server with your Storage Sync Service.

    For more information on the agent installation and server registration, please refer to the Azure File Sync deployment guide:
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