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Home folder quotas - best method?

I just purchased a new server to host our general file shares and user home folders.  The server is running Windows 2003 Svr Std R2 SP2 and I have the file server role installed.  The user home folders are d:\userhomefolders\[username].

I would like to create quotas on each users home folder and I'm wondering what the best method of doing this is.  I can't create quotas at the volume level because there are other, non-quota folders on the volume, so I need to do this at folder level.  Since quotas are calculated based on ownership, I don't think I can apply the quota to d:\userhomefodlers either; I'm thinking it must be applied on each user's folder directly.

Does anyone have any suggestions on the best way to approach this?  I wish it calculated quotas based on the size of the files in the folder and not based on ownership but I don't think it can be done.
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Abhay Pujari

8/22/2022 - Mon
Abhay Pujari



I had a look at that document, but it is very unclear on how quotas are calculated.  Is the quota applied per folder, or per user per folder?

In my case, I need to be able to apply a strict 5 GB limit to specific folders and that limit must apply regardless of who owns the files in that folder.
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