2008 R2 set Quota on root drive
Posted on 2013-12-17
I've moved our user home directories to a new Windows 2008 R2 server (was physical with local storage, now virtual with SAN storage).
On our old server the physical path to the home shares were s:\home\username.
Now they are s:\username
The share name remains the same because I shared the root of S: as Home. So from a user perspective there isn't any change (\\servername\username). I did this because of a functional limit on our ESX servers to a 2 TB drive (the total local disk was 5 TB of data that had to be moved to the SAN).
I tried setting the quota on the root of S:, but it applied the 20 GB to the entire S drive and not the individual username folders, thus making the drive over quota.
Using FSRM I would like to do the following:
Set a 20 GB quota (from template) on the root of S: so that all the SUB folders on S: get the quota applied to it automatically (including any new folders that get created on the root).
All three users each get 20 GB of quota disk space (obviously I have hundreds of users). I also want to exclude some folders like $RECYCLE.BIN and my home share (because I'm special).
This seems so easy, but yet it's not... I appreciate any help. Thank you.
Ps. Sorry to babble, but more info is better than less when asking questions....