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Limiting Home directories in AD

By dilligaffer ·
What's the easiest way to set up size limits in Active Directory for home directories. And how can I view the current sizes of all end-users home directories besides clicking on the properties of the folders.

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by dotcomma In reply to Limiting Home directories ...

You need to enable Quotas on the volume where the home directories are located. You only can do that on NTFS volumes. (Right click on the volume in explorer, select the quota tab. Sorry can't help you more with that, because I don't have an english version of W2k here, but the Windows help file is actually helpful with this.)

Monika

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by Ronypp In reply to Limiting Home directories ...

Are the users home directory on a cetralised server or is it distributed. If its centralised. Click on the volume where the home directories are kept. Turn on the disk Quota. Give the Threshold & Max size for each users.

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by dilligaffer In reply to Limiting Home directories ...

They are all centralized and so I'll test the quotas - just want to make sure it only sets the quota at the folder level. Thanks for the help on this.

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by CptOmlly In reply to Limiting Home directories ...

FYI... Win2K Disk Quotas are at the VOLUME level not the FOLDER level. Also, you can only assign quotas to user accounts, not groups. As I see it, the Disk Quotas are only going to be useful if you have a dedicated volume holding only the home directories. If users are storing other data on the volume, they will be limited based on the total amount of data stored on the drive under their user account.

If you want to control based on folder level, you will have to seek a third party application. We use DiskKeeper at my enterprise with great results.

Hope this helps.

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by dilligaffer In reply to Limiting Home directories ...

Thanks I didn't see how volume level quotas would direct to the folder level. I'll look into diskkeeper. Thanks again. very helpful

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