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Server Consolidation projects provide companies with the unique opportunity to simplify administration and lower storage management costs by reducing the number of file and print services in the network. Many companies realize that it is also beneficial to to recognize storage locations for various data types. For example, there is a growing trend to move unsed business-relevant data to an arching device on the network. Another trend is to identify unwanted files such as duplicate or orphaned data, and remove them from the network, thereby reclaiming wasted space and delaying the need to purchase additional disk capacity. However, most companies do not have an accurate picture of their current storage situation. This makes planning and implementing successful server consolidation projects challenging. Without accurate storage details consolidation projects cannot yield optimal results. Companies need a way to calculate consolidation downsize ratios, determine where to store department home directories, specify capacity requirements, remove unwanted files, and identify the benefits of archiving old data. Quest Storage Assessment Tool (QSAT) provides solutions to these challenges. QSAT is an agentless software tool designed to assist with the gathering and reporting of accurate storage metrics to assist in planning Windows server consolidation projects. Whether the goal is to reduce physical server count, handle server lease explorations, deploy new storage equipment in the network or perform load-balancing excercises, Quest Storage Assessment Tool offers real value by helping network administrators and online consultants answer critical questions.