Windows 2008 R2 Active Directory home drive quotas for students

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Hello,

All my student home or user folders reside under the path F:\Users\Students\

Using the Windows 2008 R2 File Server Resource Manager, I setup a hard quota for the "students" folder of 5GB.

With what I have done, all students have 5GB that is shared among each of them.  I would like it to be 5GB per student.  Is there a setting I am missing when using the Resource Manager, or should I be using a different management tool for this?
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VirastaRUC Tech Consultant
Top Expert 2013
Commented:
Hi,

Run through this steps and check whether you missed any steps

Implementing Windows Server 2008 File System Quotas

Hope this will help you overcome issue you are facing

If not working,keep us posted :)
Architect
Distinguished Expert 2018
Commented:
You cannot configure per user quota with FSRM

FSRM can define quota per folder basis

In order to set per user quota, you need to set it on drive properties \ quota tab and there you need to enable quota management and need to add quota entries there

Those drive level quotas will be applied to entire drive, hence if there are two shared folders on drive that user has got access, he can store data in both shared folders until his quota limit get exceeded

Also in that case your FSRM quota should be enough to acquire all users 5 GB space
Ex: if you have 50 users, then FSRM Quota should be at least 250 GB
and
individual user quota entry should be set to 5 GB in drive properties where shared folder resides
May be then you don't need to set FSRM folder level Quota

Mahesh

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Commented:
Thanks Mahesh and VirastaR,

I looked at the option using FSRM, but was easier to enable the quota via the drive properties > quota tab.  So it seems to be able to work when using FSRM, but the effort required for my basic needs it was easier the drive properties method.  Luckily the number of users that don't use the default setting are so few, I could just manually adjust them after.

Thanks again.

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