Solved

making disk quotas with groups

Posted on 2004-03-22
7
417 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-13
were running windows 2k advanced server for a school.  all teaching staff,students,support,administrators...ect are on one server in their own ou. we have decided that disk quotas for the students would be a good idea.  in the students ou there are seperate folders for the year the student joined the school. what i would like to do is apply a disk quota of differing sizes for the differing years e.g. year 7 20mb, year 8 40mb and so on is there a way this can be done?
0
Comment
Question by:Neil_2004
  • 4
  • 2
7 Comments
 
LVL 40

Expert Comment

by:Fatal_Exception
ID: 10652471
I don't know about setting quotas by years, but you can certainly do it for individual users...  and you can define different quotas to each user...  More about quotas here:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/en/server/help/default.asp?url=/windows2000/en/server/help/sag_DQchecklist.htm
0
 

Author Comment

by:Neil_2004
ID: 10652497
thanks for the quick reply but there a over 1000 students at this school and i dont want to do it all individually, do you know of a way i could apply a group policy instead
0
 

Author Comment

by:Neil_2004
ID: 10652536
sorry.... didn't mean group policy , i meant could i initiate the individual quota through a logon script
0
Best Practices: Disaster Recovery Testing

Besides backup, any IT division should have a disaster recovery plan. You will find a few tips below relating to the development of such a plan and to what issues one should pay special attention in the course of backup planning.

 
LVL 40

Expert Comment

by:Fatal_Exception
ID: 10652652
Disk quotas can be established via Group Policy..  but here is the rub..  they can only be assigned to users, not groups..  

http://www.serverwatch.com/tutorials/article.php/1477191

Now, if you have the Resource Kit, you might want to review Diskquotasettings.pl   Here is a little more on this tool:  (I have never used it before, but these Resource Kit tools are worth having around..)

http://www.jsiinc.com/SUBK/tip5200/rh5239.htm
0
 

Author Comment

by:Neil_2004
ID: 10652714
read about that today, we do have the resource kits but i'm not that good at programming in perl.  we have a little programming language called KIXtart and its about as powerful as perl, the scripts that we currently have running are all in this KIXtart therefore wanted to know if there was a registry key i could apply and run through kix. i know i'm going on about differing ways but i want the easiest and most controlable way of doing things.
thanks, i do appreciate the help.

Neil_2004
0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
dltsd earned 125 total points
ID: 10653764
If the student year folders are OU's then you can enforce a GP to use disk quotas on each OU by the year. Once you enable disk quotas you would then create or edit the GPO for each OU in the Computer setting/Admin Templates/ System / Disk Quotas/. Then you have to at least enable/enforce/and set limits for the quotas. This would then be applied to all the users in the OU. The other OU for Teachers staff etc. you would leave as is because the default is not to use quotas.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Neil_2004
ID: 10653802
dltsd

Thankyou for that.
i'll try it when i get in work
thanks again
0

Featured Post

Enterprise Mobility and BYOD For Dummies

Like “For Dummies” books, you can read this in whatever order you choose and learn about mobility and BYOD; and how to put a competitive mobile infrastructure in place. Developed for SMBs and large enterprises alike, you will find helpful use cases, planning, and implementation.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Remote Desktop Software 6 449
Need to retreive data from Windows 2000 laptop IDE hard drive 13 909
Windows Explorer and WinZXip 4 516
Disk size support for operating systems 12 533
NTFS file system has been developed by Microsoft that is widely used by Windows NT operating system and its advanced versions. It is the mostly used over FAT file system as it provides superior features like reliability, security, storage, efficienc…
When you have clients or friends from around the world, it becomes a challenge to arrange a meeting or effectively manage your time. This is where Outlook's capability to show 2 time zones in one calendar comes in handy.
This Micro Tutorial will teach you how to censor certain areas of your screen. The example in this video will show a little boy's face being blurred. This will be demonstrated using Adobe Premiere Pro CS6.
This Micro Tutorial hows how you can integrate  Mac OSX to a Windows Active Directory Domain. Apple has made it easy to allow users to bind their macs to a windows domain with relative ease. The following video show how to bind OSX Mavericks to …

809 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question