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Dear friends,

I have a W2k3 file server at my work where I have enabled disk quota on the volume that hosts the user's data.
Each user may have different Quota warning and disk limit threshold values.
I want to create a script (preferably VB script) that will run according to windows schedule task (lets say every night) and will do the following:

1) Will check which users have exceeded their Disk Quota Warning threshold value.
2) Automatically send an email (via CDO) to the user that has exceeded his warning threshold value informing him/her that his about to run out of disk space.

Any Ideas?
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Hi prjim166,
> Any Ideas?

The File-Server-Manager can be setup to send email automatically when the user reaches a warning threshold.
You can setup more then one warning threshold, (85%, 95%, 98%, 99%), so that the user will get multiple emails before running out of space.

Cheers!
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Dear Axter,

Are you talking about File Resource Server Manager?
I came up to this MS article (http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServer/en/Library/118cfd83-c59a-4a15-8f5b-99c0c541416b1033.mspx?mfr=true) but it seems that it is referring to the Windows 2003 R2 version.

Is there any other way to do that under Windows 2003 Enterpraise Server?
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What are you using to enable disk quota?

The two methods that I'm aware of to enable disk quota is to either use File-Server-Manager, or to use Veritas Storage Exec.

How are you enabling disk quota?
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Although I have also Storage Exec 5.3 installed on one of the File Servers, I have decided to enabled Windows Disk Quotas.

More specific there is a driver letter lets say D: on the File Server which holds user data.
I went to it's properties->enabled quota management and I went to Quota Entries where I exclusivly define quota limits for each user. (The user must first have(own) data on that drive)
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>>Although I have also Storage Exec 5.3 installed on one of the File Servers, I have decided to enabled Windows Disk Quotas.

With Storage Exec, you can get automated emailing when user reaches a certain level of there quota.
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It is imperative that I use Windows Disk Quotas in order to have a homogenous environment (my other file server doesn't have Storage exec installed)
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>>It is imperative that I use Windows Disk Quotas in order to have a homogenous environment (my other file server doesn't have Storage exec installed)

I now see the quota menu you're referring to.
It's at the disk level, and not the folder level.
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Yes that is true.That is what I have set up here.
 
I believe per folder quota is only available on W2k3 R2 version , otherwise the other option is to use Storage Exec.
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