Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Configuring Quotas with File Server Resource Manager

After the File Server Resource Manager service and tool has been installed, an administrator can launch the tool and begin creating FSRM quota and file screening policies. To open the FSRM console, 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. Double-click on Roles.

4. Double-click on File Services.

5. Double-click on Share and Storage Management.

6. Double-click on the File Server Resource Manager console.

To create a new quota using the File Server Resource Manager console, continuing from the preceding set of steps, perform the following steps:

1. Double-click the Quota Management node under the FSRM console.

2. Select the Quotas node in the tree pane.

3. In the Actions pane, click the Create Quota link to begin the process.

4. When the Create Quota window opens, specify the path for the quota, such as E:\UserShares.

5. Select the Auto Apply Template and Create Quotas on Existing and New Subfolders option button.

6. In the Quota Properties section of the window, select the Derive Properties from This Quota Template option button and from the drop-down menu, select the 200 MB Limit Reports to User template, and click Create.

7. After the quota is created, click the Refresh link in the Actions pane.

8. In the tasks pane, the new quota will be listed, along with the quotas applied to all existing subfolders and the current status of each quota.

9. Review the quotas as desired and close the Server Manager console.

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

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