Windows Server 2008 File Classification Management Properties

Classification properties are used to categorize files to be used later for file management tasks or reporting. A classification property, as included with Windows Server 2008 R2, includes the following classification property types:

. Yes/No
. Date-time
. Number
. Ordered List
. String
. Multichoice
. Multistring

To get a good understanding of how classification can be used, this section provide an example of how classification can be used to classify files based on content that includes the word password. To do this, we will create a file property type of Yes/No and create a classification rule to search the E:\ITDept folder for any files containing the word and to classify these files as necessary. To perform this task, we must first create the classification property. Perform the following steps to create the classification property:

1. Log on to a Windows Server 2008 R2 system with the FSRM service and tool installed, with an account with administrative rights.

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

3. Expand Roles, expand File Services, expand Share and Storage Management, and double-click on the File Server Resource Manager node beneath it.

4. Double-click Classification Management and select the Classification Properties node.

5. In the Actions pane, click on the Create Property link to start the creation of the classification property.

6. In the Create Classification Property Definition window, type Files with Passwords in the Property name section, enter a description, and choose the Property type of Yes/No.

7. In the Value section, enter a description as desired and click OK to create the classification property.


Once the new classification property is created, we can create a classification rule that will use this property to classify files that the rule determines to meet the criteria.

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

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