This video demonstrates how to install FSRM using the Add Roles and Features Wizard on Windows Server 2019.
- [Instructor] Here I'd like to show you how to install the File Server Resource Manager. To do this, we need to connect to one of our servers. So I'm going to connect to Member-1, which is simply a member server in my domain environment. Here in the server manager, if we want to install the File Server Resource Manager, we have to understand that it is a role. So we're going to click on Add Roles and Features. Here we get the typical before you begin which just says, "Hey, make sure that you have security in place", which we do, so I'm going to click Next.
It is a role based installation, so again click Next. Choosing which server we're going to install the role unto. Member-1 is already selected, so again we click Next. And here we have the list of roles. Now if you'll look at this list, you'll notice that you do not find the File Server Resource Manager. And the reason why is because it is found under File and Storage Services. So, I need to expand that by clicking the little arrow next to it. And then inside here we have to once again expand another arrow, where it says File and iSCSI Services.
And this is where you'll find the File Server Resource Manager. So I'll check that box, and when I do, you end up with a little pop out window saying, "Hey, there's some features that need to also be installed". So I'll go ahead the click the box and go ahead and install the additional features necessary. And then I will click Next. Here I have a list of all features that can be installed. If there was anything else I wanted to add, but I don't need to do anything else so, I will click Next. And then here, we just have a confirmation of everything we're going to do. One thing I always do on this screen, is I click the box where it says to restart if necessary.
And when I click that box, it's kind of give me a little warning saying, "Hey, someone else could be connected to this server", especially if you are doing this remote, somebody might be on it. And I say, "Yeah, I know that's okay", so I'll click Yes and Install. And at this point it's going to go through the process of installing the role. Now this might take a few moments, so through the magic of video editing, I'm going to go ahead and speed this up. And bring us to the end. And if you're following along with me, go ahead and pause the video and then resume when the process is finished.
Okay, so we can see here that the process has finished on my machine. And it says, "Installation has succeeded". So I'm going to click Close, to close the Add Roles and Features Wizard. And now, I'm going to go up to the Tools Menu and you'll notice, I now have an option for File Server Resource Manager. And if I click on it, this takes me into a tool that addresses the five areas that I covered in the overview, which is Quota Management, File Screening Management, Storage Reports Management, Classification Management and File Management tasks.
So as we now, Capacity Management is a very important part to our enterprise management. So a tool that is available to you without having to go out and spend additional money or research any third party tools, you have something that's built right into the windows server operating system, and that's the File Server Resource Manager, and all you have to do to install it, is add the role.
- Configuring File Server Resource Manager (FRSM)
- Configuring quotas
- Creating and testing a file screen
- Using storage reports to check for duplicate files
- Configuring file management tasks
- Configuring Distributed File System (DFS)
- Configuring DFS replication
- Encrypting files using the Encrypting File System
- Auditing file access