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windows 2000: cannot delete quota entries

Posted on 2003-02-27
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I've just established quota restrictions to several users
in a shared drive on a file server.
Now I want do delete some quota entries but when I try to do it the system says that the user must not have any files in his folders for the quota entry to be deleted.

I want to delete the quota entry but preserving the files in those folders. It is ridiculous to have to delete the files each time I want to erase a quota entry.

Any suggestions?
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Question by:cprietom
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by:Ghost_Hacker
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Take ownership of the files first or move them to another volume, remove the user from the quota list and then transfer ownership back to the user.


As long as there are files that "point" to that user's sid you'll not be able to remove him or her.


Good Luck :-)
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by:cprietom
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Ok,

I've taken ownership over the files showed in the disk quota entry of a test user called "test002" (by the way, there are two quota entries for that user, each of them with different files, it's strange).

Anyway, it hasn't worked. I've got two entries for the user "test002", there is only one folder the "test002" user has access to (and owns) in the disk where quotas are enabled but the system doesn't allow me to erase any of those two quota entries. It says:
"Disk space is charged to the account of a selected user. Users charged with disk space cannot be deleted."

More help pleeease !
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check that the folder doesn't still belong to that user.
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by:cprietom
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Ok, I've fixed it. All I had to do is to make the folders belong to the Administrators group, not to the Administrator user. As Ghost Hacker is the only one that has tried to help me... the points go straight to you :)

Thanks!

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