Windows Server 2003 Macintosh File Server - out of space error

Posted on 2005-03-02
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Last Modified: 2010-03-17
Hi all,

I have a problem with Macs (OS 9 & OS 10.3) using a file share from a Win 2003 server.
All users can connect without any problems. There is over 50 GB of free space available
on the Win 2003 server but the macintosh clients can't copy any more files to the server.
It seems to be limiting the Mac share to approx 15 GB. We can remove files from the
share to free up space but we shouldn't have too, there is heaps of space available.

The clients all connect using afp.

I haven't come across this problem before, I really hope someone has got some
ideas on a solution
Question by:trisolutions
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ID: 13448661

    first, did you try with another protocol (smb), and if so, does the bug sticks ?
    I actually have no idea why this would happen. All I can notice, is how many
    problems people have with win2003 servers :)

        Anyway, can you just type 'mount' in Terminal.app, and copy the output ?
    it may just be wrong parameters for the mount utility. Do you connect to the
    share using the "Connect to server...", or do you use automount ?

        As I don't really have much experience in Windows systems, I'll assume
    the configuration is fine in windows' side (so there's no stupid configuration
    checkbox 'Mess up if the client is an Apple...' checked).

        Can you watch the logs (/Applications/Utilities/Console.app) while you're
    connecting to the server and while you're trying to add a file and are told there's
    not enough space.



Author Comment

ID: 13454068
Hi Guyzmo,

Thanks for your suggestions.

I found what was causing the problem last night -
Disk Quoting had been turned on (how or why i don't know,
I didn't enable it). Once I turned it off all was fine.

Your right about Win 2003 and the problems, I also
had to fix the Group Policy error that has been happening
to a lot of other admins.

thanks again


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