File Screening Management

Applies To: Windows Server 2003 R2

On the File Screening Management node of the File Server Resource Manager MMC snap-in, you can perform the following tasks:

  • Create file screens to control the types of files that users can save and to send notifications when users attempt to save blocked files.

  • Define file screening templates that can be easily applied to new volumes or folders and that can be used across an organization.

  • Create file screening exceptions that extend the flexibility of the file screening rules.

For example:

  • You could ensure that no music files are stored on personal folders on a server, yet you could allow storage of specific types of media files that support legal rights management or comply with company policies. In the same scenario, you may want to give a vice president in the company special privileges to store any type of files in his personal folder.

  • A screening process could be implemented to notify you by e-mail when an executable file is stored on a shared folder, with information including the user that stored the file and the exact location of the file, so that the appropriate precautionary steps can be taken.

This section covers:


To set e-mail notifications and certain reporting capabilities, you must first configure the general File Server Resource Manager options.

See Also


Setting File Server Resource Manager Options