70-411 Exam Cram - Configure File and Print Services

Configure File Server Resource Manager

Install the FSRM role service

  • File Server Resource Manager provides advanced File Server functionality, including
    • Quota management
    • File screening
    • Storage reports

Configure quotas

  • There are two types of FSRM quotas:
    • A hard quota prevents users from saving files after the space limit is reached and generates notifications when the volume of data reaches each configured threshold
    • A soft quota does not enforce the quota limit
  • You use New-FSRMAction to create actions that will be performed when a quota is exceeded, for example, send an email or log an event
  • You use New-FsrmQuotaThreshold to create a quota threshold and adding the action as a parameter
  • Then you combine it all into a template using New-FsrmQuotaTemplate. You can then apply the template to a share using New-FSRMQuota. The -Softlimit parameter must be used on the New-FSRMQuotaTemplate or New-FSRMQuota cmdlets to apply a soft limit that does not prevent users from saving files when the quota has been reached. Because the quota must apply to the parent folder and subfolders, the New-FSRMAutoQuota cmdlet must be used
  • New-FSRMQuota creates a quota directly on the folder specified. New-FSRMAutoQuota creates a quota on sub folders automatically
  • Dirquota.exe is deprecated in Windows Server 2012 R2, but it can still be used to create a new quota template. Server Manager cannot be used to perform this task

Configure File Screens

  • A file screen can be used to prevent users from saving unauthorised files to volumes or folders
  • A file screen exception is used to exempt a subfolder from a file screen
  • A file screen exception cannot be used on the same folder as a file screen
  • You can create custom file groups to block specific sets of files and use this file group when creating a file screen
  • A file screen template defines a set of file groups to screen, the type of screening to perform (active or passive), and (optionally) a set of notifications that will be generated when a user saves, or attempts to save, an unauthorized file
  • Use New-FSRMFileGroup to create a group of files to block, or use a default group
  • Use New-FSRMFileScreenTemplate to create a template, you will need to specify a FSRM Action (created using the New-FSRMAction cmdlet) -Active is used to make the file screen active or passive (-Active:$False)
  • Use the New-FSRMFileScreen to create a file screen
  • When configuring a File Screen, if you want to block all files except a few types, you need to put a wildcard in the "include" setting, e.g. *.*

Configure reports

  • The Set-FSRMSetting cmdlet can be used to configure FSRM Server settings including email settings for reports and notifications
  • The settings tab is used to configure which reports will be generated. The scope tab is used to configure which types of files and paths will be included in the report

Configure file management tasks

  • File management tasks can be used to automatically archive expired files. The condition tab is used to configure conditions, such as the number of days since a file was last modified. The action tab is used to set the expiration directory and the type of file management task

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