How to Manage File Server using FSRM File Screening in Windows Server 2016

By | 03/04/2018

What is  File Server Resource Manager?

File Server Resource Manager (FSRM) is an important addition that’s configurable with the File and Storage Services role. It includes several additional capabilities that make it easier to manage a file server:

  • creating and managing quota policies
  • Creating and managing fle screen policies
  • Viewing reports

SMTP Server Must Be Configured
For FSRM to send email messages, it must be configured with the server name or IP address of an SMTP server that will accept the email messages. This is done on the File Server Resource Manager Options.

Infrastructure Requirement :

  • 1 Client PC running Windows 10 (CLIENT-10)

1 – Open Server Manager, on the Dashboard click Add Roles and Features, and click 2 times until you reach Select server roles box. On the Select server roles box, expand File and Storage Services (Installed), expand File and SCSI Services, and then select the File Server Resource Manager check box then click Add Features.


2 – On the Confirm installation selections box, click Install and wait few minutes for installation to be completed.


3 – When the installation completes, click Close.


4 – Next, open File Server Resource Manager.


5 – In the File Server Resource Manager console, expand File Screening Management, and then click File Group, Right Click File Group and click Create File Group.


6 – In the Create File Group Properties window, in the File group name box, type NewHelpTech Media Files, then in the Files to include box, type *.mp* and *.torrent, and then click Add, in the Files to exclude box, type *.docx and *.xlsx, click Add, and then click OK.


7 – Verify that NewHelpTech Media Files available in the File Group list.


8 – Next, let’s create a File Screen Template, right click File File Screen Template, and click Create a File Screen Template.


9 – In the Create File Screen Template box, under Template name:, type NewHelpTech Media, then under File Group, select NewHelpTech Media Files check box and next click Event Log tab.


10 – Once you click Event Log tab, click Send warning to event log (this require us to check the event viewer in later exercise) and click OK to continue.


11 – Verify that NewHelpTech Media is listed in the File Screen Template.


12 – Next step is to create File Screen, right-click File Screens, and then click Create File Screen.


13 – In the Create File Screen box, in the File screen path text box, type C:\Staff Room (you can point to any folder that you wish to screen the files), then under Derive properties from this file screen template (recommended) drop-down list box, and then click NewHelpTech Media and then click Create.


14 – Next, let’s test the file screen function, log in to your client PC, and and try copy any MP3 file to Staff Room folder that located in the DC-CLOUD server, you should get a pop up saying that access denied.


15 – If you have any *.docx or *.xlsx file, please give it a try, since in this demo I exclude *.docx file extension, when my domain users copy any *.docx file, it can be copied into the Staff Room folder.


16 – Lastly, log in to DC-CLOUD server and open Event Viewer, browse to Windows Logs and click Application, notice that you had the Warning stated User Windows\Sifad attempted to save C:\Staff Room\*.mp3 to C:\Staff Room on the Dc-CLOUD server.

Verify also the Event ID is 8215.


that’s all for now.., any Doubts type a commend..

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