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Using W2K8 SP2 we need to set users folders to a specific limit and have daily reporting on each folder. The goal is to have one main folder with a large limit on it and then have the user folders all with the same size limit and all the totals of the users folder will be equal to the main folder they are under.

500 GB - Users
 user1 - 100gb
 user2 - 100gb
 user3 - 100gb
 user4 - 100gb
 user5 - 100gb

My questions are:

1. how do users get notified of their limits? Is it through logged on user via AD?
2. is it possible to setup the folder structure as noted above where there is a main folder with the cumulitive limit of all the user folders underneath?
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quite easy to set up - we use this on all our file servers.

We just set a limit on the users folder (so the directory level below yours) of say 2GB and apply this to all users. A hard quota will not allow them to exceed this limit (soft quota will email them but allow them to exceed it). Should a user have a valid reason to exceed there quota then you can increase the amount of space they have available.

You can configure emails to fire off an alert to the users and administrators when a user breaks a certain threshold such as 90% etc. FSRM when configured will email the user via the linked email address on the AD object.

Is there a particular reason for the top level limit?

If you set a hard quota of 100GB on each of the lower folders you will never go over 500GB anyway.
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"FSRM when configured will email the user via the linked email address on the AD object. "

What linked email address on the AD object?
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whatever you type into the email field for that user object.
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