I'm running File and Storage Services on Windows Server 2012 R2. I need to run gpupdate /force, and so need to logoff. I want to be sure that upon logging off (there's only one user ever logged on, and the user doesn't get logged off other than at reboots) my shares will still be available to domain users. I've tried finding a documented answer, but I think it's probably such an obvious answer that I can't find it written anywhere. Please forgive my mediocre Google-Fu skills.
So, if you logoff as the only logged on user, are File and Storage Services (not to mention ADDS, DNS and other services) continually provided?
After rebooting this host, do these services automatically start and become available to domain computers? Or do you need to logon for the server to begin providing these services?