Quotas on user directories (using group policy?) in server 2003 network

Hi, we run a 40-node network  with server 2003. It runs a lighlty-managed set of GPOs. One of these sets the user directories to shares on a fileserver (not connected with roaming profiles or offline files, just a standard share)

People are going digital-camera mad and coming back from client visits and frequently filling up hundreds of megs of space. Is there any way I can use disk quotas to alert them of (and possible prevent them from) exceeding a particular disk space limit?

thanks

george
rgfordAsked:
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
You can enable disk quotas by right clicking  on the drive in question and choose the quota tab. After enabling you can set limits and configure warning options. Not to "pass the buck" but there are extremely good detailed explanations at:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/topics/win2003/quotas.mspx
Also a more straight forward article explaining options and the new features with Windows Server 2003 R2 update:
http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/Configuring-Volume-Folder-Quotas.html

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rgfordAuthor Commented:
Thankyou very much, article explained all I needed to know

One thing you could further me with is - will users receive a warning when they exceed their quota warning limit? I can see log messages, but it would be good to let them know....(!)

thanks
Rob WilliamsCommented:
>>"will users receive a warning when they exceed their quota warning limit?"
Yes they will. When you enable Quotas, you then click the Quota Entries button. When you create a new "Quota Entry" for a user you can specify "disk space limit" and "warning limit". If you just want to warn them you can set the disk space limit to a large amount and reduce the warning amount.
Also on, on the initial Disk Quota tab you can also set it to deny additional disk space when they exceed the quota.

Seems the cheaper space gets the harder it is to have enough. :)
Good luck.
Rob WilliamsCommented:
Thanks  rgford ,
--Rob

ps- Keep in mind you can manage disk quotas with group policy as well. Configuration options are the same. Located in:
Computer Configuration | Administrative Templates | System | Disk Quotas
rgfordAuthor Commented:
Icing on the cake

Thanks very much!
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