Preventing long/deep paths being created?

Hi there..

I am having some troubles with end-users creating deep folder structures (>255 chars) which then cause a number of issues, primarily related to backing up of those structures.  I also understand many 3rd party apps have difficulties with similarly deep paths and I would like to prevent this from occurring.

Can anyone suggest a way that this can be done?  We have approximately 40 Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 file-servers that I'd like to apply this to.

As a secondary question, does anyone have a tool that would help identify existing offending deep paths and export to CSV/other for discussion with the end-users/management?

Many thanks.
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as i know batch script can loop trought folderpaths longer than 255 characters. VBscript will fail.
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