Storage Reports Management

Applies to: Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server (Semi-Annual Channel), Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 R2

On the Storage Reports Management node of the File Server Resource Manager Microsoft® Management Console (MMC) snap-in, you can perform the following tasks:

  • Schedule periodic storage reports that allow you to identify trends in disk usage.
  • Monitor attempts to save unauthorized files for all users or a selected group of users.
  • Generate storage reports instantly.

For example, you can:

  • Schedule a report that will run every Sunday at midnight, generating a list that includes the most recently accessed files from the previous two days. With this information, you can monitor weekend storage activity and plan server down-time that will have less impact on users who are connecting from home over the weekend.
  • Run a report at any time to identify all duplicate files in a volume on a server so that disk space can be quickly reclaimed without losing any data.
  • Run a Files by File Group report to identify how storage resources are segmented across different file groups
  • Run a Files by Owner report to analyze how individual users are using shared storage resources.

This section includes the following topics:


To set e-mail notifications and certain reporting capabilities, you must first configure the general File Server Resource Manager options.

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