Hard disk size changing when computer policy is propogated

Posted on 2006-04-25
Last Modified: 2010-03-18
Hi got a bit of a curly one i have one client here with a bizarre sony vaio by bizzarre its some strange malasian model that there is very little information on.

anyway on joing it to the domain its fine as soon as it restarts and applies the machine based policies the c:\ reports itself as a 10gb drive if i go into computer management it shows up correctly as a 40gb drive i have replicated this  using the sony setup cd and using our corp xpsp2 cd same result everytime as soon as it applies the policies c:\ size shows up incorrect.

i have 200+ machines logging on getting the same policies sent to them so i dont believe that it can be a problem with the policy itself but am at a loss as to how to fix it.

oh and by disjoining the domain it doesnt fix the hdd size which i would of thought would be the case if it was a group policy issue.

I also see no errors reported in the event logs
Question by:dadd0012
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    shedule a  scandisk , it will scan after next reboot

    properties of  c:\ drive  > tools > scandisk > put both tick > start  >  click ok next screen and it will  shedule to next restart

    check again after restart


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    My first suggestion would be Disk Quota.

    Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Disk Quotas

    What is the *exact* size of the C: partition? Is it 10,737,418,240 or very close to that?

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    Rant your correct i did think of that but assumed that if it was a gp issue that when i removed it from the domain that the quota would be reversed, on this machine had to reformat the drive to do so, but anyway after disabling the setting its all working fine now
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    Alright, glad you've got it sorted. Cheers!

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