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Change the capacity meter on mapped drive in Windows Explorer for Windows 7 RC1

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I am testing Windows 7 and I have a mapped network drive to a folder on the server.
(\\MyServer01\folder$)
That folder has a quota of 500 Mb set. The capacity meter on the drive in Windows Explorer however shows the free space on the server. I would prefer this to show the free space on the folder, ie xx mb free of 500mb.

Any ideas on how to do this?
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by:Rartemass
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Below is the image of what I'm talking about.
I couldn't upload the file from IE8 in Windows 7.

capacity.jpg
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tenaj-207 earned 500 total points
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By default quotas should only show the space that you have left. This may be an issue with the server not with windows 7.  Do you have XP/Vista machines that are displaying the quotas properly?  Make sure that your quota limit is setup correctly by putting over 500MB of data into a quota restricted network drive.
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by:Rartemass
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On Windows XP machines, going into properties to check the free space shows the free space of the volume on the server. Essentially the same as in Windows 7.
The quotas are working fine other than that. The system doesn't allow you to save more than 500Mb to the drive.

I'll get the guys that set up the quotas to look at the server settings.
Anything I can tell them to look for in particular?
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What did the guys that set it up have to say about the quotas?
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by:Rartemass
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They said everything looked fine. As the quotas are working they said they are not going to worry about it. Not much I can do.
Thanks for the help anyway.
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Am unable to determine if this is the answer due to 3rd party. Gave an A because I didn't want to de-grade you due to outside influence.
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