File Server Resource Manager

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

File Server Resource Manager is a suite of tools for Windows Server® 2008 that allows administrators to understand, control, and manage the quantity and type of data that is stored on their servers. By using File Server Resource Manager, administrators can place quotas on folders and volumes, actively screen files, and generate comprehensive storage reports. This set of advanced instruments not only helps the administrator efficiently monitor existing storage resources, but it also aids in the planning and implementation of future policy changes.

  • Setting File Server Resource Manager Options   Information about configuring general notification and reporting options before working with File Server Resource Manager.

  • Quota Management   Information about creating quotas that set a soft or hard space limit on a volume or folder tree.

  • File Screening Management   Information about creating file screening rules that block files from a volume or a folder tree.

  • Storage Reports Management   Information about generating storage reports that can be used to monitor disk usage patterns, identify duplicate files and dormant files, track quota usage, and audit file screening.

  • Classification Management   Information about creating and applying file classification properties, which are used to categorize files.

  • File Management Tasks   Information about performing file management tasks to automate the process of finding subsets of files on a server and applying simple commands.

  • Managing Remote Storage Resources   Information about performing resource management tasks on a remote computer where File Server Resource Manager is also installed.

  • Troubleshooting File Server Resource Manager   Instructions for problem solving.