3.3.1 Abstract Data Model

This document specifies a conceptual model of possible data organization that an implementation maintains to participate in this protocol. The described organization is provided to explain how the protocol behaves. This document does not mandate that implementations adhere to this model as long as their external behavior is consistent with what is described in this document. This data model requires elements to be synchronized with the Server Service Remote Protocol [MS-SRVS]. An implementation that uses this data model observes atomicity requirements in order that the protocols always maintain an identical view of the common data.

This document assumes the SMB 2 Protocol server is a combination of a server and one or more underlying object store(s). However, an implementation can subdivide the server into whatever functional blocks it chooses, including combining them into a single block.