Storage Policies

Looking for assistance and resources.  I am needing to put togehter a storage policy (what tyeps of files, quota space...etc)  for our department and users.  I was wondering if the smart people of this formum would be willing to share their policies or at least point me to a good resource.  

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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Windows 2000/2003 provides quota support through file ownership information and on a per logical drive basis.  How much you allow really depends on how much you have and how many users you have and much growth each department is expected to have.  If you're a business that does mostly sales, you might use a database system to store MOST of your data and individuals might only need a few hundred MB.  If you're an advertising agency, then the creative folks might need many GB to store their graphics while the HR department only needs a few hundred megs to store policy documents and hiring information.

I don't see how people can provide specific answers without knowing the business.  The best answer I can think of is to analyze your company - look how much people use and need to use and plan accordingly.

As for permissable files, same situation.  It's easy to say NO MP3!  But what if your company is a small music label - then you want to store MP3s of potential bands you want to sign.  Again, look at what's appropriate for the company and create policies based on that.

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Leew wrote " Windows 2000/2003 provides quota support through file ownership information and on a per logical drive basis.  ".

True, but with the new R2 version of Windows Server 2003, you can now "Quota Manage" by User !

My two cents !

Best Regards !
mchristo63Author Commented:
Awesome, thanks.  
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