FSRM: The File Server Storage Reports Manager service should stop when not in use

Updated: August 24, 2011

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

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


File Services






The File Server Storage Reports Manager service is running even though all reports, file management tasks, and classification rules have finished.


The File Server Storage Reports Manager service will consume system memory, which could reduce system performance.


Stop the File Server Storage Reports Manager service.

Membership in the local Administrators group, or equivalent, on the server that you plan to configure, is the minimum required to complete these procedures.

To stop the File Server Reports Manager service

  1. 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. Type net stop srmsvc and press ENTER to stop the service.