IT Support Training | File Services Resource Manager

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Note: Usually FSRM is implemented by systems administrators, it is good to know how this feature works just in case you come across this type of setup in your enoviment.


Installing FSRM

Configuring FSRM

Diagnosing the issue with Event Viewer


We want to restrict the kind of files that can be stored on a folder. Specifically, we don’t want users to save audio or video files there, since these take up too much space. For this purpose, we will employ File Services Resource Manager, an Active Directory tool.

Installing FSRM

First step is to install File Services Resource Manager

Launch Server Manager

Click Manage
(Menu displays)

Click Add Roles and Features.
(“Before you begin” screen may display).

NOTE :Manage menu brings up different services. After you load the service, you’ll find it in the Tools menu.

Click Next.
(“Select Installation type” screen displays)

Click Next.
(“Select destination server” screen displays.)

(Your target server should already be selected.)

Click Next.
(“Select server roles” screen displays).

Expand File and Storage Services (2 of 12 installed).
(sub items display).

Expand File and Storage Services (2 of 12 installed)/ File and iSCSI Services (1 of 11 installed).
(“File Server Resource Manager” displays).

Check File Server Resource Manager.
(“Add Roles and Features Wizard” dialog box displays)

Click Add Features.
(“Select server roles” screen re-displays)

Click Next.
(“Confirm installation selections” screen displays).

Review settings and click Install.
(Service is installed).

Configuring FSRM

Next step is to configure File Server Resource Manager.

Open Service Manager.
(“Dashboard” displays)

Click Tools
(menu displays)

Click File Server Resource Manager.
(“File Server Resource Manager” screen displays).

Expand File Screening Management
(sub items display)

Select File Screens.
(Nothing is set up yet, so screen is blank)

(menu displays)

Click Create File Screen.
(“Create File Screen” dialog box displays).

Click Browse and navigate to the folder you want to set up a screen for.
(In this case, we go to C:/Share2/GroupA. “GroupA” is the folder.)

Click OK.
(“File screen path” has been defined).

Notice that Derive properties from this file screen template (recommended)/ “Block Audio and Video Files” is selected.

NOTE: Define custom file screen properties would allow us to select particular file types (e.g., MP4) to block.

Click Create.
(A rule prohibiting saving audio or video files to the select folder has been created).

Diagnosing the issue with Event Viewer

If user tries to save an audio or video file to “GroupA” folder, a prompt displays, as per below.

Notice that More details is grayed out.

If you were trouble shooting why the file save is being blocked, open Event Viewer.

Expand Windows Logs.
(sub items display.
“Application” and “System” would be the folders most likely to show an ERROR (in red font) explaining what happened).

Special thanks to our member for creating this content: John Korduba

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1 responses on "IT Support Training | File Services Resource Manager"

  1. Thank you for the content. The share we have created, is it for the domain or just local to the domain controller’s laptop only

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