Managing disk space can be a real challenge on Windows 2000 Servers that host space for more than a few users. Quotas can be a very valuable tool for controlling disk usage, but reporting disk usage is important even if you are not using quotas.
One tool you can use to gather disk usage information is the Diskuse.exe console tool included in the Windows 2000 Resource Kit. Diskuse scans directories and reports the space used by each user. You can use Diskuse on a single directory, a directory tree, or an entire disk. With Diskuse, you have the option to report on all users or on a specific user as needed.
You will find Diskuse.exe in the \Program Files\Resource Kit folder. To check disk usage with this tool, open a command console and execute DISKUSE with the appropriate switches. To view a list of supported switches, execute the command DISKUSE /?.
In some situations you will only need to view disk usage on screen. You can, however, store disk usage reports to disk using the /F switch. For example, the following command would store the disk use report in the file DiskReport.txt:
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