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FSM: File Security Manager

What is FSM?

DTS File Security Manager (FSM) is a critical component of an overall storage resource management (SRM) architecture and helps organizations close critical security loopholes that often go unaddressed.

What are the hardware requirements?

  • .Net Framework 2.0
  • Windows 2000 or later
    • 32 bit and 64 bit OSes supported
  • x86 or x64 processor
    • Intel Itanium processor not supported
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 1 GHz Processor
  • Administrative Account required to effect file ownership changes

How do I install FSM?

Login to an administrator account on your server and copy the install program onto your computer. Execute the program and a wizard will follow you through the steps.

How do I activate the software with a License File?

You must download the License File into the FSM directory (i.e. look for the exe and put the file in that same directory). Once that is done, run FSM navigate to Help then About. Enter the E-Mail address and password associated with your License File. Once this is done your software will be activated.

How do I know if my software is activated?

If your software is activated the About box should look something like this:


What is a Rule Set?

A rule set is a way to manage ownership of files with rules. The rule sets are able to switch ownership of files where necessary.

How do I create a new rule set?

When FSM is opened, click on New down in the bottom left corner. A new window will appear, type in a name for the Rule Set then click New. Another window will appear for you to create this rule set. You must enter a name for this rule set in this window also. Once you are done creating your rule click Save.

Does FSM support databases?

FSM supports both MS Access and Microsoft SQL Server as backend databases.

Does FSM come with support?

Yes, support and maintenance for FSM are available for purchase.

How many editions are there and what are their differences?

There are currently three different editions of the product; the versions are Basic, Professional, and Enterprise editions. See the FSM Details page for a chart that shows the differences between versions.