Tips & Tricks
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Using R2’s File Server Resource Manager
File Server Resource Manager enables system administrators to understand how storage is being used and to manage the use of their storage by generating storage reports, applying quotas to volumes and folders, and screening files on the server.
By using File Server Resource Manager, you can perform the following tasks:
; Create quotas to limit the space allowed for a volume or folder and generate
notifications when the quota limits are approached or exceeded.
; Automatically generate and apply quotas to all existing folders and any new
subfolders in a volume or folder.
; Create file screens to control the type of files that users can save and send
notifications when users attempt to save blocked files.
; Define quota and file screening templates that can be easily applied to new
volumes or folders and reused across an organization.
; Schedule periodic storage reports that help identify trends in disk usage.
; Monitor attempts to save unauthorized files for all users or for a selected group of
; Generate storage reports instantly, on demand.
The following is a list of tasks that you can perform from each respective node in File Server Resource Manager:
; Create, manage, and obtain information about quotas, which are used to set a
space limit on a volume or folder. By defining notification thresholds, you can
send e-mail notifications, log an event, run a command or script, or generate
reports when users approach or exceed a quota.
; Create and manage quota templates to simplify quota management.
; Create and manage auto quotas.
File Screening Management
; Create, manage, and obtain information about file screens, which are used to
block selected file types from a volume or folder.
; Create file screening exceptions to override certain file screening rules.
; Create and manage file screen templates to simplify file screening management.
; Create and manage file groups. When used with file screens and file screening
exceptions, the file groups determine which files will be blocked and which will
be allowed. File groups also are used to select files to include and exclude from
the Files by File Group Report and to sort file screens.
Storage Reports Management
; Schedule and configure storage reports.
; Generate storage reports on demand.
File Server Resource Manager Utility
BYPASS THE RECYCLE BIN
The Recycle Bin can be a real boon when you accidentally delete a file or decide afterwards that you really need that file after all. Windows 2000 enables the Recycle Bin by default, configuring a single set of settings for all drives. For example, the Recycle Bin has a set capacity that, when reached, causes items to start being emptied as needed to make room for more. The capacity is specified as a percentage of the drive's free space.
In a lot of cases, you'll probably want to bypass the Recycle Bin altogether, deleting files immediately rather than placing them in the Recycle Bin. You have a couple of options for doing so.
First, you can hold down the [Shift] key when you press [Delete]. You can also open a command console and use the DEL or ERASE commands to delete the files. The console doesn't use the Recycle Bin, so the files are deleted immediately.
You also can configure Windows to not use the Recycle Bin at all if you never have a need to recover files. If that's the case, right-click the Recycle Bin and choose Properties. Select Do Not Move Files To The Recycle Bin on the Global page. If you want to bypass the Recycle Bin only for specific drives, select Configure DrivesIndependently, then click the tab for the drive you want to configure and configure it as desired.
Group Policy Objects can be used to control the operation of the recycle bin as shown below: