File Server Resource Manager (FSRM) limits the number of e-mail messages or events that each file screen can send in Windows Server 2003 R2

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INTRODUCTION

This article describes how File Server Resource Manager (FSRM) limits the number of e-mail messages or events that each file screen can send in Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2.

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You can use File Server Resource Manager (FSRM) in Windows Server 2003 R2 to create file screens. File screens can control the file types that users can save within a specified path. Additionally, you can configure FSRM to send an e-mail or to log an event in the Application log when users try to save file types that are specified in the active or in the passive screens.

Performance reduction may occur because of excessive e-mail notifications or because of event notifications. FSRM limits the number of the notifications that FSRM can send based on the following principals:
  • FSRM sends only one e-mail message within a notification interval for each file screen.
  • FSRM logs only one event within a notification interval for each file screen.
  • The default notification interval is 60 minutes.
  • FSRM resets the notification interval when you perform any of the following actions:
    • You restart the FSRM service.
    • You restart the server that hosts the FSRM service.
    • You open and close the properties for the file screen.
  • If multiple file groups are screened, only the first file type in any of the groups will trigger notifications.

The first time any user tries to save files that are blocked by a file screen, an e-mail notification or an event notification is triggered. Any actions to save files that are blocked by the same file screen will not trigger more notifications until the interval expires or until the interval is reset.

When administrators receive e-mail notifications or event notifications, the administrators can generate a storage report to identify the owners and the file types that triggered the notifications. For more information about how to set the notification interval, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
926092 How to configure the notification feature for File Screening Management in File Server Resource Manager (FSRM) in Windows Server 2003 R2

Technical support for x64-based versions of Microsoft Windows

If your hardware came with a Microsoft Windows x64 edition already installed, your hardware manufacturer provides technical support and assistance for the Windows x64 edition. In this case, your hardware manufacturer provides support because a Windows x64 edition was included with your hardware. Your hardware manufacturer might have customized the Windows x64 edition installation by using unique components. Unique components might include specific device drivers or might include optional settings to maximize the performance of the hardware. Microsoft will provide reasonable-effort assistance if you need technical help with a Windows x64 edition. However, you might have to contact your manufacturer directly. Your manufacturer is best qualified to support the software that your manufacturer installed on the hardware. If you purchased a Windows x64 edition such as a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 edition separately, contact Microsoft for technical support.

For product information about Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/64bit/default.mspx
For product information about x64-based versions of Microsoft Windows Server 2003, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/64bit/x64/editions.mspx

REFERENCES

For more information about the use of FSRM and of file screening, visit the following Microsoft Web sites:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc772675.aspx
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/cc730417.aspx
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb735161.aspx

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Article ID: 926093 - Last Review: October 23, 2006 - Revision: 1.4
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition (32-Bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Datacenter Edition (32-Bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Datacenter x64 Edition
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