FSRM: Classified files should have read/write attributes

Updated: August 31, 2012

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012

This topic is intended to address a specific issue identified by a Best Practices Analyzer scan. You should apply the information in this topic only to computers that have had the File Services Best Practices Analyzer run against them and are experiencing the issue addressed by this topic. For more information about best practices and scans, see Best Practices Analyzer.

Operating System

Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012


File Services






File Server Resource Manager (FSRM) is configured to classify read-only files, and cannot save classification properties for the files.


FSRM will reclassify the read-only files every time an application or Windows queries the classification of a file. This will reduce performance for applications, file management tasks, and reports that query classification properties for files.


Remove the read-only attribute from the files or exclude them from the classification rules. To view the affected files, see the following log file: {0}

To remove the read-only attribute from the files

  1. 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.

  2. At the command prompt, type: attributes volume clear readonly.

To exclude files from classification rules using the File Server Resource Manager

  1. Open File Server Resource Manager.

  2. In the console tree, expand Classification Management and click Classification Rules.

  3. Right-click a rule and click Edit Rule Properties.

  4. On the Rule Settings tab, in Scope, click the folder that you want to remove from the rule and click Remove.