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How to Install File Server Resource Manager (FSRM) on Windows 2012 R2 with Quota Enforcement

Andrew Mora
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Installation procedure for File Server Resource Manager (FSRM) on Windows 2012 R2 and Quota Enforcement example.


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Installing File Server Resource Manager (FSRM) on Windows 2012 R2 with Quota Enforcement

Open Server Manager -> Manage -> Add Roles and Features

Select next at that Before you begin page

Add roles and features wizard

Select “Next” until you arrive at the “Server Roles selection”, expand “File and Storage Services” section and select “File Server Resource Manager”. A popup window will appear, simply leave the defaults and select “Add features”. At this time, you’ll be dropped back into the main window.

Under Select Server Roles select Files Server Resouce Manager and add features.

Select Server Roles


Select “Next” until you reach the “Confirmation” Page and select “Install”

Confirm the components you've selected and select Install

Confirm Installation Selection

Once the installation completes, you may close the resulting Installation Summary window.

Now we’ll setup “Quota Enforcement”. This function allows the server administrator to restrict the size of a folder so that it cannot grow past a certain size. This is useful for mitigating FTP users such that no one user consumes an excessive amount of storage space.

Acesss the File Server Resource Manager through Server manager Tools

Server Manager: File Server Resource Manager

Open Server Manager -> Tools -> Select “File Server Resource Manager”

Under File Server Resource Manager, expand “Quota Management” and select “Create Quota” as seen below:

Under File Server Resource Manager expand “Quota Management”, select “Create Quota” as seen below.

File Server Resource manager: Create Quota

Select the folder you’d like to place a quota on under “Quota Path”. For this example a folder named “quota-test” has been created on the desktop. We will place a 100MB limit on this folder using this utility.

Browse to the folder you'd like to set a quota on and select it.

Create Quota

Next Select “100MB Limit” Under “How do you want to configure Quota Properties” and select “Create”

Select a quota template or create your own.

Create Quota: Properties

That’s it! You’ve now restricted the size of the folder to a maximum of 100MB. As you can see from above, you are not limited to the templates available within the drop down list for your quotas. You may create your own custom quotas as you please and even set up alert notifications. This functionality, however, goes beyond the scope of this article.


Sample Quota

Sample Quota


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