8.2 Understanding Collaborative Storage Templates

When you created User Home Folder policies in Section 6.0, Managing User Home Folders, a field in the Provisioning Options page let you indicate the path to a template for provisioning folder structure and content in the home folder.

For collaborative storage management, you can also indicate a template path for provisioning and folder structure within the collaborative managed path. When File Dynamics creates a collaborative managed path for a group, File Dynamics examines the policy to determine if a template has been defined and, if so, it copies the contents of the template directory along with all attributes, permissions, and quotas.

If you want to enable quota management for collaborative storage folders, the folders must have the following characteristics:

  • Be located on servers running either Windows Server 2008 or above

  • Have a firewall exception for the Remote File Server Resource Manager

Unlike user home folders, collaborative storage managed by File Dynamics is dynamic in that the member attributes of Group objects are monitored so that the addition and deletion of members can have a direct impact on the structure of the individual file system of a group as well as the permissions given within the structure.