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Disk Quota Management for Server 2003 - recommended 3rd party solutions?

I'm looking for a solution that will enable me to set size limits on user folders as well as blocking certain file types (no more wondering why the backups are taking so long and finding Robbie Williams albums, etc tucked away in user folders).

There seem to be a huge number to choose from, but any recommendations people might have would be good.

(Running SBS2003 network with 70 users)
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Mad_Lenny
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Mad_LennyAuthor Commented:
SpaceGuard seems to be quite good...
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
Disk quotas are enabled by default on an SBS2003.  Why aren't you using that?

Jeff
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Mad_LennyAuthor Commented:
Hi Jeff,

The disk quotas only seem to apply to users and total space on hard drives rather than individual folders
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
If you upgrade to SBS 2003 R2, I BELIEVE that includes folder quotas (I've haven't checked on it, but server standard 2003 R2 includes it.  You need to install an optional component though).

A reference - though not a how-to per se:
http://safari.oreilly.com/0735622809/app04lev1sec3#app04lev1sec3
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
If you have SBS 2003 R2, then you can download and install File Server Resource Manager in order to have more granular quota controls.  See this page for details:  

http://blogs.technet.com/sbs/archive/2006/10/10/How-to-install-the-File-Server-Resource-Manager-_2800_FSRM_2900_-optional-component-of-SBS-2003-R2.aspx

Jeff
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Mad_LennyAuthor Commented:
thanks for the replies, unfortunately we do not have the R2 version.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Most Quota products are going to be significantly expensive (if not all).  The SBS R2 upgrade should be a few hundred... if you get it with Software Assurance, you'll have prepaid for the upgrade to SBS 2008 (won't actually be an upgrade install; rather a fresh install, but you'll have the license).  A fresh R2 copy with Software Assurance (non-upgrade copy, which might be required to use on another server) was $750 including shipping and media costs when I ordered a new server for a client a couple weeks ago from Dell.
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