Jose nous explique le petit bijou qu'est FSRM : File Server Resource Manager, et les possibilités offertes par cet outil qui semblent vraiment intéressantes...

The main capabilities of FSRM include:

  • Folder Quotas
  • File Screening
  • Storage Reports
  • Event Log Integration
  • E-mail Notifications
  • Automated Scripts

For example, you can use FSRM to perform the following tasks:

  • Limit the size of a folder to 2GB and log an event when the Quota limit is reached.
  • E-mail an administrator whenever a specific folder reaches 85% of its specified Quota.
  • Create a File Screen to prevent users from saving of video/audio files to a share and send notifications when users attempt to do that.
  • Schedule and publish a periodic storage reports that shows how much space is being used by each user.
  • Generate an instant storage reports to list the largest files on a share.
  • Automatically execute a script when a folder size exceeds 500 MB to clean up stale data in the folder.

FSRM was introduced with Windows Server 2003 R2, but it remains as one of those hidden gems in Windows Server that delight people that discover it. It’s also important to note that FSRM fully supports Windows Server 2008 Failover Clustering.

Read along to get all the details and be sure to spread the good news to all your fellow file server administrators.

For additional information on FSRM, check the following links:

Step-by-Step Guide for File Server Resource Manager in Windows Server 2008

File Server Resource Manager troubleshooting information

Using FSRM Folder Quotas with FTP