FSRM – File Server Resource Manager

File Server Resource Manager (FSRM) is a features of Window server that allow you to manage data that is stored on their file servers. By using FSRM, administrators can define quotas on folders and volumes, actively screen files, and generate comprehensive storage reports.

Key Features

  • Setting File Server Resource Manager Options
  • Quota Management
  • File Screening Management
  • Storage Reports Management
  • Classification Management
  • File Management Tasks

File Server Resource Manager Options:

File Server Resource Manager

By Using File Server Resource Manager Options, You can set Email Notification, Notification Limits, Storage Reports, Report Location, File Screen Audit, and Automatic Classification.

Quota Management:

By Quota Management, You can create quota for define space allowed for a volume or folder, and generate notifications when the quota limits are approached or exceeded. You can also create Quota Template that can apply for new volume or folder.

File Screening Management:

By using File Screening Management you can control all types of files that users can save in their file server and generate notification when users attempt to save unauthorized files. You can also set file screening exceptions that extend the flexibility of the file screening management.

Storage Reports Management:

By using Storage Reports Management, You can get storage report that allow you to identify usages in disk usage and monitor attempts to save unauthorized files by users or groups.

Classification Management:

Classification properties are used to categorize files and can be used to select files for scheduled file management tasks. There are two ways to classify a file, Classification Properties and Classification Rules.

  • Classification Properties:

    Classification properties are used to assign values to files within a specified folder or volume. There are many property types that you can choose as per you needs.

  • Classification Rules:

    Each rule sets the value for a single property. By default, a rule is run only once and ignores files that already have a property value assigned.

File Management Tasks:

File management tasks automate the process of finding subsets of files on a server and applying simple commands. These tasks can be scheduled to occur periodically to reduce repetitive costs.

New Feature in FSRM Windows Server 2012 R2

FSRM Windows Server

  • Dynamic Access Control

    Dynamic Access Control uses File Classification Infrastructure to help you centrally control access and audit access to files on your file servers.

  • Manual classification

  • Manual classification enables users to classify files and folders manually without the need to create automatic classification rules.

  • Access-denied assistance

    Access-denied assistance allows you to customize the access denied error message in Windows 8 that users see when they do not have access to a file or folder.

  • Set maximum values for storage reports

    Enables you to configure the maximum number of files per storage report, and to configure maximum values in the default parameters for specific storage reports.

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