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I have created the folders for the users in NAS, and sharing them for the users and applying permissions.

Just thinking, NAS server is part of the domain, so I can view the domain users and apply folder permissions. Is there any need that I install active directory in the NAS also and make it Addition domain controller.

Secontly, I have moved the users folders from old computers to NAS, now when I share the folder for particular user containing data and apply quota for that user, the quota entries says space used 0 KB and space available 1 GB, but the user folder already contain data......

What to do in this regard.....

Is there any better way of providing storage to the users using NAS....
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by:mcp_jon
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No, you do not need to install an Additional DC.

If you moved the folders, then permissions were moved as well. When you browse those folders, do you see the contents, or not really ?

I need to know this, so that I can try and help you out !
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by:thepilo
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The reason that the quota is not working is because there is no owner of the data.  This happens when you move data from a PC with a FAT Partition.  When the start using the files, you will see that number start to reduce.  It is just a problem when moving from FAT drives.
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by:mcp_jon
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In order to set the owner of the folders/ files, right-click the file/ folder and click the Security tab. Point to Advanced Settings, and press the OWNER tab. Fill the right user for each folder in this box. Apply to all subfolders as well, IF the same user is in charge of them all.

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by:LimeSMJ
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What kind of NAS do you have?
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by:Jeff Rodgers
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MCP Jon - when you move folders on the same partition permissions are retained.  He has moved them from a different computer... essentially it performed a copy/delete function. When you copy data from one partition to another it inherits the permissions from the target. You are correct however he does not require an Additional DC.

Shifka75,
When you assigned quotas, the reason it shows 1 GB remaining is simple, you assigned a quota to a folder which already had contents.  Existing contents do not count towards a users quota.... these are grandfathered in to prevent folders from suddenly exceeding their quota.

Imagine if you have a 1 GB file in a folder.  Someone comes along and assigns a 500 MB quota to the folder.  What do you suppose would happen to the file?  I 'm not sure but I think that if you remove the files, reassign the quotas, and replace the files your quotas would work as expected.

Good Luck



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