FSRM: Classification rules should have schedules

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






One or more classification rules do not have schedules.


Classification rules will only be applied to files when an application or a file management task queries the classification properties on a file. This may severely slow down the performance of the application or file management task.


Use File Server Resource Manager to set up a schedule for automatic classification that runs before applications or file management tasks need the information.

To set up a schedule for automatic classification by using File Server Resource Manager

  1. Open File Server Resource Manager.

  2. In the Actions pane, click Configure Options.

  3. In File Server Resource Manager Options, click the Automatic Classification tab, and then click Create.

  4. In the Schedule dialog box, click New.

    This displays a default schedule that is set for 9:00 A.M. daily, but you can modify the default schedule.

  5. Make selections as needed, and then click OK to save the schedule.

Additional references

Schedule a Set of Reports (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=199596)