Filescrn filegroup delete

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

Deletes a file group.


Deleting a file group modifies the properties of any file screen, file screen exception, or Files by File Group report that was configured by using the file group.


To use this command, you must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group.

For examples of how to use this command, see Examples.


filescrn filegroup delete /filegroup:<FgName> [/quiet] [/remote:<ComputerName>]


Parameter Description


Deletes file group FgName. If the group name contains a space, enclose the name in quotation marks.


Deletes file group without warning. By default, you are prompted to confirm deletion.


Performs the operation on the remote computer ComputerName.


  • The shortest sequence of characters that uniquely identifies a parameter can be used as an abbreviation. For example, the following two commands are equivalent:

    filescrn f d /f:"Log Files"
    filescrn filegroup delete /filegroup:"Log Files"
  • To perform operations on a remote computer with the **/remote:**ComputerName parameter:

    • You must be logged on with a domain account that is a member of the Administrators group on both the local computer and the remote computer.

    • The remote computer must be running Windows ServerĀ 2008, and File Server Resource Manager must be installed.

    • The Remote File Server Resource Manager Management exception on the remote computer must be enabled. You enable this exception by using Windows Firewall in Control Panel.


  • To delete the Log Files group without confirming deletion, type:

    filescrn filegroup delete /filegroup:"Log Files" /quiet

Additional references

Command-Line Syntax Key

Filescrn filegroup