FSRM: There should be fewer than 20 classification properties

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






There are more than 20 classification properties.


File classification will consume more time and server resources.


Use File Server Resource Manager to delete all properties that aren't used in any classification rules.

To delete classification properties by using File Server Resource Manager

  1. Open File Server Resource Manager.

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

  3. For any property that is not used in any classification rule, right-click the property and click Delete.

Additional references

Create a Classification Property (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=199595)