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win 7 Home on 2 machines shows different sized network server share

Two users on their own machines have equal rights to a shared folder on a windows 2003 R2 machine.
Both are running win 7 home edition

'My Computer' on the first shows the share connected as a lettered network drive of 200GB with a green bar and 26GB free space equal to the same the server shows on its console.
The other machine shows the same shared folder share connected as a lettered network drive of only 2GB with a RED bar and ONLY 1.2MB free space.

As win 7 Home cannot connect to a domain, both machines are set in a workgroup which is the same name as the domain the server is in.

The Win 7 Home on the first machine is a 1 year older  edition than the 2nd...that's all that is different. (So I am reluctant to update the earlier one)

What registry or other setting controls this network drive size determination in Win7 Home such that one machine is getting it wrong.?
OR
Is this a 'no solution' problem SO upgrading to Win 7 Pro is the only way, and all will be solved when I join the machines to the domain?
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cliffrt
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Norm DickinsonGuruCommented:
Likely the server is set up with a quota for hard drive space for the user with only 2 GB total space showing, and that user has stored just under 2 GB already.
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Make sure both machines have Service Pack 1 installed and both are at the same update level (there are a lot of Windows updates over the past year).

Also try a different (third) machine to see if one or both machines are wrong.

I have never had to use registry settings to make Windows 7 Pro work and display correctly on any recent server (Windows 2003 forward).

Both machines should be Pro to work well with a server, but try the above things first.

.... Thinkpads_User
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
Q: what is the true status of the share?
Q: are you using the same username and password from both machines to connect to the share?
Q: any quota restrictions on the share?
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cliffrtAuthor Commented:
Many thanks....didn't realize after taking over admin of this server that quotas was on!
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Norm DickinsonGuruCommented:
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