Network drive is showing incorrect disk space

Posted on 2006-03-22
Last Modified: 2008-03-04

I have a share called Accounts on my Windows 2003 SBS server on partition D which has approx. 16GB disk space. This share is mapped across all the network but when I check the disk space (right click \\Server\Accounts) I get incorrect disk space. Some machines show 300mb space and some 800mb. One machine is even showing only 176kb and users are not able to write to that share folders.

I have rebooted the server and client machine but no luck.

Any help would be much appreciated.


Question by:Geforce
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    Accepted Solution

    Do you have disk quotas enabled?  That's typical when you do - it will only report the amount of the space left in the quota for the user.


    (It's pretty much the same for 2003).

    Author Comment


    No I don't have disk quota enabled on any drive.

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    Expert Comment

    I'd say that it really sounds like the quota settings, do a right click on the drive and check to make sure they are not enabled. Otherwise everyone would see that same amount of space available. Try a new account and see how much space they see.
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    Expert Comment

    by:Lee W, MVP
    You're absolutely certain - you checked and are 100% certain someone didn't do it without you knowing?

    Author Comment

    Hi Leew:

    You were right. I had the disk quota enable which I completely forgot and without checking I said no I didn't.

    You are a legend. Thanks for Barrett as he also gave the same answer.

    Thanks for your help.


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