Issues with disk quota on SBS2011 towards the end of migration

Posted on 2011-10-09
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
SBS 2011 is now doing most of the work but SBS2003 has not been demoted as yet.
Users Shared folders have been moved to destination server but when a user makes a change to a document/file and tries to save, error pops up about not enough disk space.

If user tries to make a backup of the file they receive error: Cannot copy "file name": There is not enough free disk space.
Delete one or more files to free disk space, and then try again.

I havn't restarted servers at this stage because I want to make sure that host server is demoted.

I have turned off disk quota management on both host and destination servers and can't understand why disk space is an issue?

Question by:stevenvel
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    Accepted Solution

    Another way of addressing this issue, and one which many SBS admins face because of the absurdly low default value, is the reset the notification threshold from the default of 10% used to some more reasonable number (e.g., 50%)

    To do so:
    (1) Click the Network tab in the Windows SBS Console
    (2) Select the Computers tab.
    (3) Find and highlight the server from which you’re receiving alerts
    (4) From the Tasks panel, click View notification settings
    (5) Click on Performance counters within the Nofication settings dialog
    (6) You should see an entry checked for Percent Free Disk Space and, probably, the default entry of 10. Any time disk usage exceeds this percentage of the entire disk size, you’ll get an email alert.
    (7) Click Edit and change the value to a higher percentage before you get alerted.
    (8) Click Apply and OK.

    Author Comment

    I have checked and you are correct!
    It was set to 10%
    I have changed to 50% and will check with users.
    Would user need to log off or restart computer first?
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    Expert Comment

    by:Em Man
    no need. ;)

    should apply automatically.

    Hope it helps.

    Assisted Solution

    This was useful - thank you.
    However, the problem was resolved by making changes to the user roles.
    SBS Console > User Roles > Standard User > Folders and deselect - enforce shared folder quota.
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    Expert Comment

    by:Em Man
    No Prob. as long as it gives idea in resolving issues. :)

    Author Closing Comment

    I resolved my problem by making changes to the user roles.
    SBS Console > User Roles > Standard User > Folders and deselect - enforce shared folder quota

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