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restrict shared-folder size windows 2000?

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I have a shared folder on windows 2000, sp4.

Many different people have write-access to this folder and I don't want to control which of those users store what in that folder... I just want to restrict the total folder size.

Can I do that?

If so, how?
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Luc FrankenEMEA Server Engineer
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Hi gateguard,

You can setup disk quota's.

Greetings,

LucF

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disk quota is per user

i don't see where i can restrict a folder to a maximum size in disk quota
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Using disk quota you cannot control folder size

may be there is a third party tool to do that
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You're righ about the disk quota's being "per user", I thought that's what you wanted to do.

What you might want to do in this case (as far as I know win2k doesn't have any build-in tools for doing this) is to create a certain partition wich has the maximum size you want to allow the users to use.

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Well, let me ask this.

I have a dynamic disk E: that spans two different drives 1 & 2  (c: is on 0).

There were some unallocated chunks of space on drive 2 and I added them to drive e: using EXTEND VOLUME.  The chunks of space have remained separate (when viewed in Disk Manager) but they're not really separate, right?  I can't reclaim a separate chunk and make it unallocated, right?  

It looks like, if I try to CHANGE DRIVE LETTER, it will change the letter for the entire drive E, not just the chunk I've selected.  Which means, I'm guessing, that if I try to DELETE VOLUME, I'm deleing the entire drive E, not just the chunk I've selected.

Is that right?

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Thanks.

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