The following command-line tools are installed with File Server Resource Manager:

You can use these tools to manage storage resources on a local computer or a remote computer. For more information about these command-line tools, see the following references:


To see command syntax and the available parameters for a command, run the command with the /? parameter.

Remote management using the command-line tools

Each tool has several options for performing actions similar to those that are available in the File Server Resource Manager MMC snap-in. To have a command perform an action on a remote computer instead of the local computer, use the /remote:ComputerName parameter.

For example, Dirquota.exe includes a template export parameter to write quota template settings to an XML file, and a template import parameter to import template settings from the XML file. Adding the /remote:ComputerName parameter to the Dirquota.exe template import command will import the templates from the XML file on the local computer to the remote computer.


When you run the command-line tools with the /remote:ComputerName parameter to perform a template export (or import) on a remote computer, the templates are written to (or copied from) an XML file on the local computer.

Additional considerations

To manage remote resources with the command-line tools:

  • You must be logged on with a domain account that is a member of the Administrators group on the local computer and on the remote computer.

  • You must run the command-line tools from an elevated Command Prompt window. To open an elevated Command Prompt window, click Start, point to All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.

  • The remote computer must be running Windows Server 2008, and File Server Resource Manager must be installed.

  • The Remote File Server Resource Manager Management exception on the remote computer must be enabled. Enable this exception by using Windows Firewall in Control Panel.

Additional references