To manage storage resources on a remote computer, you have two options:

  • Connect to the remote computer from the File Server Resource Manager snap-in (which you can then use to manage the remote resources).

  • Use the command-line tools that are installed with File Server Resource Manager.

Either option allows you to work with quotas, screen files, manage classifications, schedule file management tasks, and generate reports with those remote resources.


Windows Server 2003 R2 does not support remote management of File Server Resource Manager. Classification and file management tasks are available only if the local computer is running Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7 and the remote computer is running Windows Server 2008 R2. File Server Resource Manager can manage resources on either the local computer or a remote computer, but not both at the same time.

For example, you can:

  • Connect to another computer in the domain using the File Server Resource Manager snap-in and review storage utilization on a volume or folder located on the remote computer.

  • Create quota and file screen templates on a local server and then use the command-line tools to import those templates into a file server located in a branch office.

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