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

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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...
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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.
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sorry for the double post! :-)
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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!
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