How can I enable a file screen for a volume or folder?

A. Windows Server 2003 R2 provides new quota functionality that includes capabilities beyond just limiting how much disk space can be used; the quota feature allows administrators to control what type of files can be written. As discussed in the FAQ "What are the Templates in the Windows 2003 R2 File Server Resource Manager (FSRM)?" which you can view at http://www.windowsitpro.com/articles/index.cfm?articleid=50293 , you should first create a template with the settings you want to apply (e.g., the type of files you want to prohibit and the actions to perform if a file screen violation occurs). To apply this functionality, perform these steps:

  1. Start the Microsoft Management console (MMC) File System Resource Manager snap-in (Start, Programs, Administrative Tools, File Server Resource Manager).
  2. Expand the File Screening Management branch and select File Screens.
  3. Click "Create File Screen" in the Actions pane.
  4. Click Browse and select the path to the folder or volume to which you want the file screen to be applied. You can then select the template from which you want to derive the settings or define custom values, as the figureshows. Click Create.

The file screen detail area will show the new policy, which you can select and edit if necessary.

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