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Create a file screen template

Updated: August 22, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003 R2

A file screen template defines a group of file groups to block, the type of screening to perform (active or passive) and a set of notifications to be generated.

By creating file screens exclusively from templates, you can centrally manage your file screens by updating the templates instead of the individual file screens. When you make changes to a template, you can choose to apply those changes to all file screens that are based on that template or only to those file screens whose properties match those in the template. This feature simplifies the implementation of storage policy changes, by providing one central point where all updates can be made.

To create a file screen template

  1. In File Screening Management, right-click File Screen Templates, and then click Create file screen template. This opens the Create File Screen Template dialog box.

  2. To identify the new template, enter a template name.

  3. Specify the screening type:

    An Active Screening will completely block users from saving unauthorized files.

    A Passive Screening will allow users to save unauthorized files, but will generate the notifications defined for this template.

  4. Select the file groups to block. You can also choose to create new file groups or edit existing ones.

  5. To configure e-mail notifications, set the following options on the E-mail Message tab:

    • Select the Send e-mail to the following administrators check box, and type the names of the administrative accounts that will receive notifications. Use the format account@domain; use semicolons to separate multiple accounts.

    • To contact the person who saved the file, select the Send e-mail to the user who attempted to save an unauthorized file check box.

    • Optionally, edit the default subject line and message body that are provided.

      The text that is in brackets inserts variable information about the quota event that caused the notification. For example, the [Source Io Owner] variable inserts the user name of the user or application that wrote the file to disk. To insert additional variables in the text, click Insert Variable.

      (To configure additional headers, click Additional E-mail Headers)

  6. To log an error to the event log, on the Event Log tab, select the Send warning to event log check box, and optionally edit the default log entry.

  7. To run a command or script when a screening event occurs, on the Command tab, select the Run this command or script check box, and type the command or browse to the location where the script is stored. Optionally, enter command arguments, select a working directory for the command or script, or modify the command security setting.

  8. To specify that one or more storage reports be generated automatically, on the Report tab, select the Generate reports check box, and select which reports to generate. You must choose at least one e-mail recipient for the report, either an administrator or the user.

  9. Click OK.

To send e-mail notifications and to configure the storage reports with parameters appropriate for your server environment, you must first set the general File Server Resource Manager options.

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