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Disk Quotas

Hey Guys,

Using Windows server 2003

If I setup a disk quota here:

Computer Configuration>Administrative Templates>System>Disk Quotas

1) Stupid question but this always confuses me, will this gpo be on the computers OU? Because I have a separate OU for users and another one for PCS

2) Once that is setup, How does it work? That quota starts to count from the time the policy was enforced? Because users have stuff saved on c: already.

3) Will that limit the user from copying stuff to c: to that much space? Because I dont want users to save unlimited amount of stuff to C:

4) I will be enforcing profile quota as well, because mainly I am trying all users to save all their work not in their profiles (Desktop/Docsuments) rather go to their personal shares, because those are backed up. Would the NTFS quota I am referring to effect profile quota or vice versa?
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NarendraGCommented:
First go through this reference

http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/Configuring-Disk-Quotas-Windows-2003.html
will answer your auestion in my next post
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NarendraGCommented:
1) Stupid question but this always confuses me, will this gpo be on the computers OU? Because I have a separate OU for users and another one for PCS

Ans) Create for users OU


2) Once that is setup, How does it work? That quota starts to count from the time the policy was enforced? Because users have stuff saved on c: already.


Ans)NO i will count entire size not only from policy applied

3) Will that limit the user from copying stuff to c: to that much space? Because I dont want users to save unlimited amount of stuff to C:

This depend on how configured policy

you can set warning level also


4) I will be enforcing profile quota as well, because mainly I am trying all users to save all their work not in their profiles (Desktop/Docsuments) rather go to their personal shares, because those are backed up. Would the NTFS quota I am referring to effect profile quota or vice versa?

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc781173%28WS.10%29.aspx





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NarendraGCommented:
some more information to configure volume and folder quotas

http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/Configuring-Volume-Folder-Quotas.html
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ShivtekAuthor Commented:
First to clarify.

1) once disk quota is enabled from GPO, do I need to do this too: Configuring Disk Quotas and Disk Quota Entries? from link: http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/Configuring-Disk-Quotas-Windows-2003.html. I wont need to do that for individual computers?

2) Once there is disk quota. Is that quota enabled for a specific folder on C:? How does the policy restrict users to copy to a folder: c:\abc\?
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ShivtekAuthor Commented:
Also one of the links say, "Profile quotas do not restrict redirected folders because they are not stored in the users profile. If you want to reduce disk space requirements of workstations, do not save profiles locally"

Will I need to do this?
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ChandarSCommented:
Kindly check the below link, this will solve youre lot of Basic queries ....

http://www.netid.washington.edu/documentation/gpoOrder.aspx
For Advance http://technet.microsoft.com/ko-kr/library/cc778644(WS.10).aspx

Regards,
Chandar Singh
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