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Hi,

Each user in my network has their My Documents and their Desktop located on the server (using folder redirection) and I want to be able to cap the size of the folder.

Is it possible to set a maximum size for a users folder in group policy (or in any way)?

Many thanks,

Giles
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by:elbereth21
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Hi Gilesmp,
yes you can use the limit profile size setting in User Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\User Profiles
here you'll find some more explanation on this function:
http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServer/en/library/9fa19668-626c-463e-9812-fa46e85c787b1033.mspx?mfr=true


Elbereth.
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by:Steve Knight
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That won't help if the directories are redirected.  Best offer on 2000 or 2003 (pre 2003 R2) is to set a quota on the volume for the user, then they can only see the amount of the drive that you configure.  That is user and volume based on the server, not directory.  In R2 you can set directory quotas.  Basically right click root of drive on server and go the Quotas tab, set default quotas and turn it on

Ask if you want more info.

Steve
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by:Gilesmp
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Hi Steve,

Sorry, should have said we are using R2.  If I turn on disk quota how do I select which folders on the drive I want to limit?

Thanks,

Giles
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Steve Knight earned 2000 total points
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Rather than re-invent the wheel here is a doc. I've just found for you:

http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/Configuring-Volume-Folder-Quotas.html

hth

Steve
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by:Gilesmp
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Thank you so much for this - greatly appreciated!  Going to have fun this weekend!
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by:Steve Knight
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no problem, good luck!
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