Setting User Size limits on Home Directories

Posted on 2007-10-05
Last Modified: 2010-04-13
I have an already existing Windows 2000 domain.  My users all have home directories.  Lately backups are taking a long time to do, and upon further investigation, i noticed that users have gigs of data in their home directories.  Is there a way to limit the size's of users home directories like you can do in Exchange 2000?  Thanks.
Question by:wawaldo
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    You can set-up and use disk quotas
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    You can setup Quotas by doing the following:

    -Open My Computer, right-click the volume for which you want to set quotas, and click Properties.
    Click the Quota tab.

    -If quotas are not already enabled on the volume, click Enable Quota Management.

    -Click Quota Entries to open the Quota Entries dialog box.

    -Click Quota, New Quota Entry to open the Select Objects dialog box.

    -Locate and select the user or group for which you want to add a quota entry and then click Add. Click OK.

    -In the Add New Quota Entry dialog box, click Limit Disk Space To, and the specify the Limit and   Warning Levels. Click OK to close the dialog box. Repeat steps 5 through 7 to add other entries as needed.

    In addition to specifying a limit for a user or group, you can also add a quota entry that sets no limit on the user or group. When you create the quota entry, simply choose the option Do Not Limit Disk Usage.

    Hope that helps.

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    Is there a difference between using dynamic disk or basic disk?

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