Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Installing the File Server Resource Manager Tools in Windows Server 2008

The File Server Resource Manager (FSRM) can be installed separately or it can be installed during the installation of the File Services role. If FSRM needs to be installed on a system that is not a file server or just installed separately, follow the below steps:

1. Log on to the Windows Server 2008 system with an account with administrator privileges.

2. Click on Start > All Programs > Administrative Tools > Server Manager.

3. Click on the Features > Tree pane and Add Features > tasks pane.

4. The Add Features Wizard opens. On the Select Feature page, click the plus symbol next to Remote Server Administration Tools.

5. Click the Role Administration Tools > File Services tools > File Server Resource Manager Tools > Next 

6. On the Confirm Installation Selections page,  click Install to continue.

7. On the Installation Results page, review the result summary, and click Close to complete the installation.

On a system with the FSRM tools installed but not the File Server and File Server Resource Manager roles, FSRM will only be available from the Administrative Tools menu to manage remote servers. On systems with the File Server and File Server Resource Manager roles installed, FSRM will be available in the Server Manager console in the File Services group under Roles.

NOTE: If the File Services role is installed but the File Server Resource Manager Tool cannot connect to the system, chances are that during the File Services role installation, File Server Resource Manager was not selected. To add this functionality, the File Service Resource Manager service will need to be added using the Add Role Services from the tasks pane in the Server Manager Role node.

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