SBS shared drive sizes misreported on clients

Posted on 2006-04-27
Last Modified: 2010-04-19
SBS shared drive sizes misreported on clients

When an domain administrator logs into a box the correct shared drive total size and free space are displayed.  The shared area has 136gb total size and 102gb of free space.

When a user with default permissions logs in, the size is reported to be much smaller or is told that the disk is full.  The drive is listed as 1gb total size and 0.98gb of free space.

This issue is seen in both w2k and winxp clients.
Question by:agurcsik
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    SBS sets quotas on the drive with the user's home folders.  When a quota is set, it reports the drive size as being the maximum data the quota allows the user to store.  You can remove the quotas altogether or increase the size.  

    On the SBS server, open My Computer and right click on the drive with the user home folders on it.   Select properties and go to the Quota Tab.

    Uncheck the enable quota management checkbox to completely disable quotas OR click the Quota Entries button near the bottom right of the tab and you can edit the quotas set for each individual user.

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    That was it.  Thanks!

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