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Windows 2000 server and disk tracking

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I have a storage problem on one of my Windows 2000 Server network drives.  I suspect a user on my network is saving a lot of junk.  The problem is, I don't know who is doing it, and I don't know which folder or folders are being filled up.

Is there a way I can tell what users are filling up what folders?  

Also, is there a tool that will provide hsitorical data for disk usage?  for example, keeping track of the folde name, and it's size on monday night at midnight, tuesday night at midnight, etc.    
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Here is a nice GUI tool for displaying all of your disk usage information:

http://windirstat.info/

This can be resource intensive when reading your drive(s) so best to test during low user load or after hours.

To determine the owner of a file, the easiest way to to use the /Q flag with a dir command from a prompt.
For instance to determine the owner of all text files in a folder:

C:\somefolder> dir /Q *.txt

As for the user disk usage you might want to look into implementing disk quotas.

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windows2000serv/reskit/prork/prdf_fls_tbvu.mspx?mfr=true
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I was looking more for something that would let me be bale to take action on an individual user.  Can quota's be set on individual users, and not disk drives?
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Can quota's be set on individual users, and not disk drives?

The linked article discusses exactly that.

Here is a step by step guide to implementation:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/183322
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Excellent answers PatG.  Thanks.
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