limit folder sizes in group policy

Posted on 2006-11-30
Last Modified: 2008-01-09

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,

Question by:Gilesmp
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
LVL 11

Expert Comment

ID: 18044133
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:

LVL 43

Expert Comment

by:Steve Knight
ID: 18044351
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.


Author Comment

ID: 18044456
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?


Major Incident Management Communications

Major incidents and IT service outages cost companies millions. Often the solution to minimizing damage is automated communication. Find out more in our Major Incident Management Communications infographic.

LVL 43

Accepted Solution

Steve Knight earned 500 total points
ID: 18044708
Rather than re-invent the wheel here is a doc. I've just found for you:



Author Comment

ID: 18046559
Thank you so much for this - greatly appreciated!  Going to have fun this weekend!
LVL 43

Expert Comment

by:Steve Knight
ID: 18046626
no problem, good luck!

Featured Post

Free NetCrunch network monitor licenses!

Only on Experts-Exchange: Sign-up for a free-trial and we'll send you your permanent license!

Here is what you get: 30 Nodes | Unlimited Sensors | No Time Restrictions | Absolutely FREE!

Act now. This offer ends July 14, 2017.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

So you have two Windows Servers and you have a directory/folder/files on one that you'd like to mirror to the other?  You don't really want to deal with DFS or a 3rd party solution like Doubletake. You can use Robocopy from the Windows Server 200…
ADCs have gained traction within the last decade, largely due to increased demand for legacy load balancing appliances to handle more advanced application delivery requirements and improve application performance.
In this video, viewers are given an introduction to using the Windows 10 Snipping Tool, how to quickly locate it when it's needed and also how make it always available with a single click of a mouse button, by pinning it to the Desktop Task Bar. Int…
This is my first video review of Microsoft Bookings, I will be doing a part two with a bit more information, but wanted to get this out to you folks.

707 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question