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How to limit the shared folder size

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Hi everyone. I've many users connected to Win2000 server. I've to implement a shared & secured folder for each of them. For capacity issue, I want to limit all the shared folders to a specific size (e.g 100 MB). How can I do this as I didn't see any option for this while creating the shared folders.
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by:GUEEN
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Disk quotas cannot be set on individual files or folders.
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q183/3/22.asp
You would need a 3ed party product in order to accomplish this (and I am not even sure that I saw folder quota's as an option in the below lsited products:)
PassiveQuota (which is not commercial yet - you have to send an email.)
http://yvan.xoasis.com/software/
http://www.codework.com/quotaserver/
http://www.codework.com/quotaserver/product.html
http://www.goodier.net/quotamgr/


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You could indeed, if you wanted to, use disk Quotas for this. If this will be the only place that the individual will be creating and saving files, you can set it to 100MB and that would limit them.
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Mikecr, you said " you can set it to 100MB and that would limit them " .. HOW ??? Please clarify ?
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In Explorer rightclick on the volume the shares are on. You'll see a register Quota. Here you can activate quota management either globally or on a per user basis.
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Mikecr and schmiegu,
You can limit the disk size on the one folder only?

Thank you,
>Bev
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W2k disk quotas are applied per volume. If there is only one folder, a user has access to, it's the same. But if a user has access to more than one folder on a specific volume, the amount of disk space used by a user (= the user is owner of) is added and compared to the quota.
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No, as Schmiequ stated, you can't assign a size to the folder itself. Whenever you engage quota's it covers any machine that the particular user touches and creates or copies a file to. In other words, you could set the disk quota to 100MB and that would cover not only their user folder but also anyplace else they put files. If they put 50MB worth of stuff in their user directory and then another 50MB of stuff in a shared directory on another server on the network, they have used up their 100MB allotment.
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Firas -
Please provide some feedback here.


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mikecr

Disk quotas are per volume.  If you set a quota at 100 MB, it only apllies to TAHT volume...the user can store files anywhere else that they want, as long as they are stored on a different volume AND they have quota space left on the volume they are copying to.
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