Data Classification Toolkit for Windows Server 2008 R2

Dennis Foote – Systems Engineer

The new toolkit from Microsoft allows more control for us (IT admins) to manage and maintain the use of data within a company. This can be done in the following forms:

  1. Policies to shares and folders
  2. Classification of users
  3. Easy to use interface for management
  4. Categorizing your data so your management time of the file server is minimal

File servers are getting larger and larger these days and come with new regulations for organizations to control how their data is stored to prevent leaks. This could be done through permissions and policies. The Data Classification Toolkit just makes sense. Not only will it help drill down access to files and folders within the office environment, but it will also keep files and folders organized. We all know organization is key when it comes to maintaining a healthy IT environment.