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How to assign quotas in DFS

Posted on 2011-02-18
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Hi there guys

I need to deploy two file servers for fault tolerance and to link them with DFS and create DFS namespaces and link targets.
My only concern is:
1) I have 500 users, how can I assign disk quotas on all of them? is that something that I should do manually one by one?
2) As DFS does not replicate NTFS permissions, do I have to create the quota limits in both servers and not just in one server? this is a monster job!

Can you please point me in the right direction?

Thanks very much!
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by:Krzysztof Pytko
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You need for that FSRM (File Resource Manager) role, create quota templates and assign them to folders
Please check this detailed article about that
http://blogs.technet.com/b/josebda/archive/2008/08/20/the-basics-of-windows-server-2008-fsrm-file-server-resource-manager.aspx

Regards,
Krzysztof
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by:M7K
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Hi Krzysztof

Thanks for that, quick question. Can you with FSRM create a template for a quota, and then apply that template to multiple users?
Lets say that you have 100 users, and you want grant every user 100mb of quota in a particular folder, can you do that with FRSM without going and setting up quota one by one for every user?

Also, how FRSM works with DFS? do I have to configure the same quotas in both servers using FRSM?

Thanks!
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Krzysztof Pytko earned 500 total points
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Yes, FSRM works with DFS, because DFS has linked folders :)

You have to use FSRM to create quota templates and then apply them into root folder where your users (probably home folders? :)) are stored

Each of them will inherit this template

Check this attached article above, please It explains how to do that

Krzysztof
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