In addition to the functionality that is included in the File Classification Infrastructure (FCI) in Windows Server 2012, FCI enables organizations to build plug-in applications to classify files and store classification information so that data management products can query the information to apply the appropriate policy or action.
When an FCI plug-in module (storage or classification) fails to initialize, FCI cannot perform certain actions. Specifically, tasks that use Automatic Classification, File Management Tasks, and Reports by Property cannot run when a plug-in module fails to initialize. However, applications that get or set the classification properties of a file still function.
One or more FCI plug-in modules have failed to start. This may be because the regular expression that is used by the Content Classifier in a rule that you configured in FCI is invalid, or it may be due to a programmatic error in the plug-in.
Review the regular expression
An administrator who is familiar with FCI should try the following procedure to troubleshoot initialization issues. If it does not solve the issue, then you should contact the publisher of the FCI plug-in module that caused the error for further troubleshooting.
To confirm that the regular expression used is valid:
1. Click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click File Server Resource Manager.
2. In the left pane, double-click Classification Management, and then click Classification Rules.
3. In the center pane, double-click the rule that you want to review, click the Classification tab, click the Advanced button, and then click the Additional Classification Parameters tab.
4. For the parameter RegularExpression, confirm that the characters in Value are valid.
For more information about regular expressions, see Regular Expression Syntax (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=184963).
Verify that the FCI plug-in module can initialize properly by closing and then opening File Server Resource Manager and locating the plug-in module. If you are using the classification functionality in Windows Server 2012, you can also run the classification operation to test initialization.
To run a classification operation:
2. In the left pane, double-click Classification Management, right-click Classification Rules, and then click Run Classification With All Rules Now.