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How to limit profile size for a desktop that has many users

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I have several desktops that have over 25 users that will use these machines at some point. The problem in the past has been users saving stuff to their profiles and people having 5GB profiles. How can I limit their profile size without using a roaming or mandatory profile?  Thanks
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by:techzter
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You could set disk quotas in place to limit them. Here is a link of how to setup quotas using Windows Vista.

http://maximumpcguides.com/windows-vista/how-to-setup-disk-quotas-in-windows-vista/
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Disk quotas won't work in this situation because we don't wish to limit them anywhere else, just on these particular machines....
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I believe that those instructions were only to set the quotas for a local machine, not a group policy that would apply to all networked machines. I am not at a Vista machine at the moment. Are the options not available locally when the machine is added to a domain?
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No I don't see them anywhere...
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Well I supposed you could create a small sub group for clients in your active directory that you wanted to have disk quotas for and apply it to only those machines.

Or you could try and use a 3rd part application to manage the quotas on the machine such as WinQuota.
http://www.winquota.com/
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I solved this issue myself. I used a group policy object to limit the profile size.
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I request a point refund please.
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Since I solved this myself I will object.
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Lee,

I usually do ask for a refund immediately when I solve an issue myself. However time did not permit in this case.
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