FSRM: File Server Resource Manager should be installed on all nodes of a failover cluster

Published: April 27, 2010

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





File Server Resource Manager is not installed on all nodes of the failover cluster.

File Server Resource Manager (FSRM) will not function properly when resources fail over to nodes that do not have FSRM installed.

Install the File Server Resource Manager role service on each node of the failover cluster. Alternatively, remove the role service from all nodes.

  1. In Server Manager, click Add Roles.

  2. Proceed through the Add Roles Wizard to install the File Services role and the File Server Resource Manager role service.

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