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    Disabling file and folder compression

    The little monsters have found a new ruse, enabling compression on a read only directory! Obviously when a few of them do it in a room the server soon bogs down. They have traverse, list and read rights only yet they can still enact a compress entire contents! This also works on their network shares which have the same NTFS security.

    Is there a way of disabling compression on the server side? I dont mind switching it off as there are very few compressed folders (probably ones I havent found yet).

    I have looked in GPOs to disable on the client but can find nothing.

    any ideas? Has anyone come up against something similar?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KK20 View Post
    Is there a way of disabling compression on the server side?
    Running the command below from the command prompt will disable compression completely for all volumes.

    Code:
    fsutil behavior set disablecompression 1

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    i'll reboot it tonight and see if that sorts it (which it should after googling the command).

    thanks!

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    To confirm; this works. Existing compressed folders are still compressed and accessible. No further compression is allowed although you can still uncompress a previously compressed folder (phew!).

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