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    Displaying file quota information

    I was under the impression that windows explorer displayed file quota information (in the properties/etc) when asked. However the exact method of displaying the information seems to eluded me despite furious clicking and pointing.

    Clues anyone?

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    If you look at the drive size then this is your quota value (eg if you allow 100Mb then the server drive will appear to be a 100Mb drive rather than a 4Tb drive etc)

    Don't think you can get the quota shown explicitly (but could be wrong!)

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    @srochford: That is what I thought until the other day... under the 'old' method of Windows quotas this was true but since using FSRM in Server 2003 R2, the remaining space is that of the whole drive rather than the remaining quota.

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    Just for clarity, the server is Linux running samba. However on further inspection it appears to be reporting what srochford says. Infact, I found a VFS module for samba that lets me change it between the new/old windows behaviour.

    Chapter23.Stackable VFS modules

    It's a shame that the Windows explorer interface for quotas is so lacking, is there perhaps some 3rd party tool I can deploy to warn people about their quota limits?

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    maybe you could use the "preexec" option in the smb conf to run a script when the user connects to the share. If the share is over quota it could email the user giving a warning.
    [Chapter 6] 6.6 Logon Scripts

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    Cunning. I like it.

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