File Screening Function on Windows 7 or 8



  • Hi team ...

    its me again ..
    anyone here ever been using some tool of software that able act same as File Screening ( FSRM Service on File Server Role ) .. im willing denied some file to be save on my disk ..
    im looking for that tool , maybe someone know it ??

    let me know ..

    Thanks
    Shyb



  • I'm not sure what you mean by file screening. FSRM does a lot of different things.

    Windows 7 and Windows 8 are not good as file servers. In what way are you trying to use them?



  • i used on server ... im looking for some tool that able act like that on windows 7 ..



  • Is there a possibility of using something other than Windows for this function? Windows 7, 8. 8.1 and 10 will have 20 connection limits on SMB connections (which does even less than it sounds like) making them generally pretty useless as file servers.

    In a case like this, where you need a file server and do not have access to a Windows Server license, it is generally recommended to look at a Linux option (OpenSuse, Ubuntu, CentOS), OpenSolaris or FreeBSD - all of which are free and make very power file servers.



  • @shybrsky said:

    i used on server ... im looking for some tool that able act like that on windows 7 ..

    Which functions of FSRM are you in need of?



  • only file screening ... does linux support that features ??



  • I've honestly never seen anyone use file screening before! A very rare feature (I think.)



  • This unofficial site suggests that Windows 7 has this functionality:

    http://sourcedaddy.com/windows-7/file-screening.html



  • i dun like someone copy paste file that i dunt wanted on my computer ... thats it. like movie or pictures



  • @shybrsky said:

    i dun like someone copy paste file that i dunt wanted on my computer ... thats it. like movie or pictures

    You are letting people save files to your desktop?



  • This is not a common thing to want to do (I mention this because already this discussion on ML is a first page hit on DuckDuckGo, which is a pretty major accomplishment for us!!)



  • Is there a way to maybe get the management console on Windows 7?



  • From everything that I can find on TechNet, this appears to be exclusively a feature of Windows Server.



  • In case anyone wants to learn more about File Screening:

    https://4sysops.com/archives/file-server-resource-manager-fsrm-part-4-file-screening/



  • yeah .. so far i check it only provide for server only, but im looking if there are tool like that ..



  • @shybrsky said:

    yeah .. so far i check it only provide for server only, but im looking if there are tool like that ..

    What is your actual goal? The technical feature you want does not appear to exist. So let's stop back and look at the goal, which should not involve a solution like this, we need to know what success looks like so that we can figure out an option.

    Linux "can" do this by removing files of the "wrong" type on a regular basis.



  • my goal is filtering any files that will be save on my disk .. so only office files only .



  • @shybrsky said:

    my goal is filtering any files that will be save on my disk .. so only office files only .

    That's the technical solution I'm trying to avoid talking about. That's your solution, but we need to know the goal that this is the solution to so that we can figure out what to do. Since the solution you've chosen doesn't appear to be an option, we need to figure out how else to meet the goal.

    For example, why is someone saving files to your disk? Let's start there.



  • i have pc that used by some my friend to save our grup project, few month ago .. i just know, that disk is full. im curious what make it full. after check .. many of movies and mp3 stored there ... i need to denied that specified file .. just some xtension of file.



  • @shybrsky said:

    i have pc that used by some my friend to save our grup project, few month ago .. i just know, that disk is full. im curious what make it full. after check .. many of movies and mp3 stored there ... i need to denied that specified file .. just some xtension of file.

    I wonder if your PC was hacked and being used as a storage location on the internet, possibly for illegal downloads?



  • @shybrsky said:

    i have pc that used by some my friend to save our grup project, few month ago .. i just know, that disk is full. im curious what make it full. after check .. many of movies and mp3 stored there ... i need to denied that specified file .. just some xtension of file.

    You could just make a script to delete that stuff. Why are your friends putting movies onto your desktop? Why did you need to share your desktop instead of using a file server? I'm still not understanding the goal or purpose. I know what you did and what you wish that you could do but I need to understand the actually goal to know how we can attempt to solve it.



  • I had a client purchase software that could do this about 12 years ago. His goal was to prevent wasted storage use.

    Many people we saving pictures and music to their user drives so they could have rotating wallpapers, listen to music without using a CD, etc.

    Back then the My Documents contained everything (music/photos, etc) and those were be redirected to the network. They choose to purchase this software to prevent the undesirable files from being saved to the server, which in turn would remind the user that they had to save them locally to a non standard folder.



  • @Dashrender said:

    Back then the My Documents contained everything (music/photos, etc) and those were be redirected to the network. They choose to purchase this software to prevent the undesirable files from being saved to the server, which in turn would remind the user that they had to save them locally to a non standard folder.

    Hopefully it was more than 12 years ago. At 12 years ago, the ability to filter this stuff was built into Windows Server 2003. It's only when trying to use a desktop as a file server that this is an issue because that functionality is not included there.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    @Dashrender said:

    Back then the My Documents contained everything (music/photos, etc) and those were be redirected to the network. They choose to purchase this software to prevent the undesirable files from being saved to the server, which in turn would remind the user that they had to save them locally to a non standard folder.

    Hopefully it was more than 12 years ago. At 12 years ago, the ability to filter this stuff was built into Windows Server 2003. It's only when trying to use a desktop as a file server that this is an issue because that functionality is not included there.

    I recall looking into the windows offerings - and it was either not good enough or non existent for the version they were using. Being so long ago... I don't recall which.



  • Spending money replicating 2003 features to 2000 would be a good justification for looking at updating 🙂



  • You can do this on Linux with a script, should work well. Windows could be scripted too. Would have to decide if you care about extensions, file types (how does Windows do that?) or whatever.



  • @Dashrender yes..this is what i mean .... what name of software ??



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    You can do this on Linux with a script, should work well. Windows could be scripted too. Would have to decide if you care about extensions, file types (how does Windows do that?) or whatever.

    No clue - but I know that the software they purchased didn't look at extensions exclusively - it actually examined the content to make sure people weren't cheating by changing the extension.



  • @shybrsky said:

    @Dashrender yes..this is what i mean .... what name of software ??

    Sorry, as I mentioned it was one time 12+ years ago. I do recall it was expensive though - like $1500-2000 per server.



  • mm..how to put last comment to our reply ??