Installing the File Server Resource Manager Tools

The File Server Resource Manager tools can be installed separately or it can be installed during the installation of the File Services role. If the FSRM tools needs to be installed on a system that is not a file server or just installed separately, perform the following steps:

1. Log on to the Windows Server 2008 R2 system with an account with administrator privileges.

2. Click Start, click All Programs, click Administrative Tools, and select Server Manager.

3. Click on the Features node in the tree pane, and then click on Add Features in the tasks pane.

4. The Add Features Wizard opens. On the Select Feature page, click the plus symbol next to Remote Server Administration Tools.

5. Click the plus symbol next to Role Administration Tools.

6. Click the plus symbol next to File Services tools, check the File Server Resource
Manager Tools check box, as shown in Figure 28.10, and click Next to continue.

7. On the Confirm Installation Selections page, review the selections made and click
Install to continue.

8. On the Installation Results page, review the result summary, and click Close to complete the installation.

On a system with the FSRM tools installed but not the File Server role and File Server Resource Manager services, FSRM will only be available from the Administrative Tools menu to manage remote servers. On systems with the File Server role and File Server
Resource Manager services installed, FSRM will be available in the Server Manager console in the File Services group under Roles.


If the File Services role is installed but the File Server Resource Manager tool cannot connect to the system, chances are that during the File Services role installation, File Server Resource Manager was not selected. To add this functionality, the File Service Resource Manager service will need to be added using the Add Role Services from the tasks pane in the Server Manager Role node.

FSRM Global Options
To enable the full functionality of the FSRM service, FSRM notifications, and FSRM auditing and reporting, FSRM global options need to be configured. FSRM settings such as the SMTP server to use for email notifications, notification limits, the location of reports, and enabling file screen auditing can be configured by right-clicking the File Server Resource Manager node in Server Manager, and selecting Configure Options. FSRM settings apply to only the single server they are configured on. These settings can be configured on remote servers using the FSRM console, but settings cannot be created and applied to multiple servers using the FSRM interface.

Source of Information : Sams - Windows Server 2008 R2 Unleashed (2010) 

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