The following command-line tools are installed with File Server Resource Manager:
- Dirquota.exe. Use to create and manage
quotas, auto apply quotas, and quota templates.
- Filescrn.exe. Use to create and manage
file screens, file screen templates, file screen exceptions, and
- Storrept.exe. Use to configure report
parameters and generate storage reports on demand. Also use to
create report tasks, which you can schedule by using
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:
- Dirquota: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=92741
- Filescrn: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=92742
- Storrept: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=92743
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.
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
- The Remote File Server Resource Manager
Management exception on the remote computer must be enabled.
Enable this exception by using Windows Firewall in Control