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How can I set a limit on a users file sizes

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I need to be able to set a restriction on the maximum file size a user can save onto our Windows 2000 Server File Shares. This limitation would need to be set on a per user basis.

e.g. User FRED can only save files onto the server where they are less than 100MB

Anyone know of any way to do this?
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WilyGuy earned 300 total points
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Are you talking about Quotas?  You could set a Quota on a per person basis that would effectively limit the total disk space they could use on a given voume?  I have never heard of anyone doing a per file quota like you are talking about.  There may be a software package out there, but presumably it could be circumvented.

To do the Quotas per person as I described, right click on the drive in question and select the Quota tab, enable the Quotas and then set up a generic quota.  Then you can select Quota Entries and tweak each individual entry.

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You can't do on specific folders/files, only disk volumes as WilyGuy said.
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