quota based on folder size not owner ship of user

Posted on 2009-04-28
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
hi expert
i want to create a shared folder fo let us say finance all finance user will access it
i want to limit the size of this folder but i want to do this based on the folder size itself  not per user
have win 2008
Question by:skintwido
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    Expert Comment

    Add the File Services role to the machine if you haven't done so yet, File Server Resource Manager is a part of it. FSRM will allow you to create folder-specific quotas, file screening, and reports
    File Server Resource Manager Step-by-Step Guide for Windows Server 2008
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    Expert Comment

    Did you check in the profile users of the Domain Controller? Normallly there, you put each quota for each user.

    Author Comment

    yes genus
    i have done that but in my knowledge correct if  am wrong
    if i apply quota on the folder using FSRM it will be quota on folder per user
    for example if i put quota on folder per user let us say 30 MB (the limit size)  and the folder will be accessed by three users
    i will end up with  90MB limit right?
    please correct me if i am wrong
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    Accepted Solution

    Not with FSRM; FSRM is the real deal, it's strictly folder based, which limits even administrators.
    Only the standard quota management that has been available since Windows 2000 is owner based; FSRM is available since W2k3 R2 and has to be installed as separate Windows component.

    Author Closing Comment

    i tested it on my virtual lab
    you said 100% right


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