Solved

How can I set a size limit on my user's redirected My Documents folder in Windows Server 2003?

Posted on 2009-07-10
5
549 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-02
Hey techies:
I work in network support at a junior high school.  I have the students' My Documents folders redirected out of their profile to a folder called Users\Students\StudentID.  What I would like to do is limit the students My Documents folder size with the use of a disk quota.  From Quota tab on the disk properties dialog (on the partition where the students My Documents folders are stored) I can set a quota for each individual user, but not for an AD user group.  With 350+ students, you could see how painful that would be, besides the student population changes often.  Is there any sort of app that can set disk quotas for me, or is there a script that I can run daily to set this up?  Thanks to the responders on this...
0
Comment
Question by:ian-e
  • 3
5 Comments
 
LVL 76

Accepted Solution

by:
Alan Hardisty earned 300 total points
ID: 24825606
If you put the folder onto a disk that has disk quoats turned on then you can do this.  If you put your redirected folders onto a disk with data on, then you will restrict for the data too.
Create a separate volume, point the folders there and turn on disk quotas.
To turn on Disk Quotas - Right Click the drive concerned and choose the Quota tab - Enable Quota Management and set the size.
0
 
LVL 19

Expert Comment

by:*** Hopeleonie ***
ID: 24825648
0
 
LVL 19

Assisted Solution

by:*** Hopeleonie ***
*** Hopeleonie *** earned 200 total points
ID: 24825662
0
 
LVL 19

Expert Comment

by:*** Hopeleonie ***
ID: 24825673
sorry for the double post! :-)
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:ian-e
ID: 31602187
Thanks Alan, it finally soaked in that I need to create a separate volume, and then direct all my student My Document folders to there.  Thanks for the link hopeleonie - I see now that quota's by AD group just ain't gonna happen!
0

Featured Post

Windows Server 2016: All you need to know

Learn about Hyper-V features that increase functionality and usability of Microsoft Windows Server 2016. Also, throughout this eBook, you’ll find some basic PowerShell examples that will help you leverage the scripts in your environments!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

More or less everybody in the IT market understands the basics of Networking, however when we start talking about Storage Networks, things get a bit dizzier, and this is where I would like to help.
As companies replace their old PBX phone systems with Unified IP Communications, many are finding out that legacy applications such as fax do not work well with VoIP. Fortunately, Cloud Faxing provides a cost-effective alternative that works over an…
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.
This video gives you a great overview about bandwidth monitoring with SNMP and WMI with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg). If you're looking for how to monitor bandwidth using netflow or packet s…

867 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

22 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now