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Profile size? Server 2003 roaming profiles

Posted on 2006-11-08
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We run server 2003 and roaming profiles for 150 users.  I cannot see the size of the profile folders.  I want to see the size of the profile folders so I can contact users with huge profiles and help them parse down the size.  We are running out of HD space.

In a previous post, I was told to take ownership of the top level folder and apply it to sub folders.  I did this in a test environ and it does not work.  That "replaces" the permission on the subfolders and then my users can no longer access their profiles.

Currently, only the owner and system can see the profile size.  I would like for my administrators to be able to see the profile size as well.  Can someone assist me in making this happen?  IS there a tool?  Can I add permissions w/out cratering my existing permission?  I feel certain there is a way, it's just not known to me.

Thanks

Cliff
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Greetings:

Look at the resource kit for a utility called diruse.  This can help get folder sizes.
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Here is the link.

http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServer/en/library/9c846489-03cb-4848-8805-aa17430b84eb1033.mspx?mfr=true

if all your profiles are located in the same place ... ours are on \\serverOne\Profiles ... so the diruse I enter is

diruse /m /* /, \\serverOne\Profiles > c:\ProfileSize.txt

Then you can look at it with word or excel.  If you use excel you can sort it by size.

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by:kjanicke
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For permissions ... look at the xcacls utility.

It will let you MODIFY the current permissions without resetting them.

http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServer/f/?en/library/76e6478d-d2c3-48e6-9ad3-c0f83b61f9421033.mspx

Use the /e switch for editing instead of replacing.

I think there is also a utility called subinacl that is a tad bit more fucntional
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by:crp0499
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Excellent does not do you justice.  That utility works perfectly!!  Thank you so much.  
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Glad I could help.  Thanks for the points!!!
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