FSRM: Notifications that use variables that reference remote paths should reference valid shared folders

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






A notification includes a variable that references a remote path that is not valid. The following objects have notifications with no corresponding share: \n\n\tQuotas: {0};\n\n\tFile Screens: {1}; \n\n\tFile Management Jobs: {2}


The notification will not include the variable; it will be omitted from the message.


Remove the variable from the notification, specify an existing shared folder in the variable, or create a shared folder that matches the shared folder referenced in the variable.

For Quotas, File Screens, and File Management Tasks, you can configure e-mail notifications through the Edit Properties function of each quota, file screen, or task. For example, for Quotas, use the following procedure to configure a notification:

  • Right-click a quota.

  • Click Edit Quota Properties.

  • Click a Notification threshold, and then click Edit.

  • Click the E-mail Message tab.

    You can include variables in the Message body. The text that is in brackets inserts variable information about the file screen event that caused the notification.

To remove a variable from a notification by using File Server Resource Manager

  1. In Administrative Tools, click File Server Resource Manager.

    1. Right-click a quota.

    2. Click Edit Quota Properties.

    3. If you want to remove a variable, delete it from the text in the notification.