Baffled by Disk Quotas


M

MLK

Let's say we have a Win2k3 file server with several departmental folders all
on one big NTFS volume.

How can we set up disk quotas so that each department can only use a certain
percentage of the available disk space? Or even a fixed quota, like 15 or 20
GB?

I don't see a mechanism to assign specific quotas to specific groups of
domain users.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Microsoft's docs have been useless so
far.

Thank you.
 
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M

MLK

OK, so far I figured out a way to set up quotas based on user accounts, BUT
there is no way, apparently, to do it based on security group acounts.

Also, the quotas seem to be dependent on having ownership of files, and we
typically don't allow users to take ownership of files on the server. They
don't
have Full Control permissions.

Is there any way to make this work based on security groups?
 
J

Joe Richards [MVP]

You would need to start looking at third party quota products.

You have discovered the two main limitations of Windows Quotas, based on file
ownership which means it is user based.

--
Joe Richards Microsoft MVP Windows Server Directory Services
Author of O'Reilly Active Directory Third Edition
www.joeware.net


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http://www.joeware.net/win/ad3e.htm
 
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Alfred Falk

MLK said:
OK, so far I figured out a way to set up quotas based on user
accounts, BUT there is no way, apparently, to do it based on security
group acounts.

Also, the quotas seem to be dependent on having ownership of files,
and we typically don't allow users to take ownership of files on the
server. They don't
have Full Control permissions.

Is there any way to make this work based on security groups?

Take a look at this little "chown" utility
http://wwwthep.physik.uni-mainz.de/~frink/chown/readme.html
It will let you set file ownership to groups or users. And, yes, the
quotas for groups work. However, each new file created by a user will
belong the user, so you'd have to run chown periodically.




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Guest

I would like to find a similar tool, something that does quotas with groups
in AD. I've tested a few tools, and although they can do alot of things with
disk quotas, the do not use groups.
Neither of the sites metioned by Joe Richards or Alfred Falk have anything
close to that.

If anyone finds one, please post.

Wayne
 

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