defaulting temp internet files disk space usage on windows 2003 terminal server

Posted on 2005-04-15
Last Modified: 2013-12-04
does anyone know how to set the default size of the disk usage of temporary internet files on a term server so the user accounts are all set to that level?  term is windows 2003 server.

i've disabled all users access to prevent them from changing it, but every time we get a new hire, i have to reenable the security so users can set the value, then change it from the default 327 mb to 1 mb, then disable the access again.  i'm looking for a setting that would enable me to change that 327 mb default permanently.

Question by:aaalife
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    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Cache\Paths\path1
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Cache\Paths\path2
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Cache\Paths\path3
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Cache\Paths\path4

    Here are the previous settings of 200mb and the new setting of 100mb test that I did
    "CacheLimit"=dword:0000C800  (51200)                 (previous setting, all 4 entries add up to 200mb.... 51.2 x 4 = 204800)
    "CacheLimit"=dword:00006400   (25600)               (new setting)


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    is this total available size for temp inet files for the server?   i was thinking i needed to limit each user to 1 mb of temp inet file storage space.  our term server users run 2 web applications simultaneously for their job duties, not sure if setting this too low would adversely affect them.  i know the 327 mb default maxes out within minutes of them logging in due to the web applications filling the space fast (resource hog web apps).

    plus i noticed after the registry change, the 327mb default tif size was still in place, i'd rather find a way to change this to a per user (1 mb) instead of setting the server cache size limit.  setting the total server cache size wouldn't regulate who gets how much space.

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