+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 13 of 13
Windows Thread, Quotas on Folders in Technical; I know how to put quotas on to Drives.... but how do I put a quota enforcement onto the student ...
  1. #1
    Grommit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Weston-super-Mare
    Posts
    1,335
    Thank Post
    31
    Thanked 54 Times in 31 Posts
    Rep Power
    25

    Quotas on Folders

    I know how to put quotas on to Drives.... but how do I put a quota enforcement onto the student folder which is on the same drive as the staff ?

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Corby
    Posts
    1,056
    Thank Post
    12
    Thanked 20 Times in 18 Posts
    Rep Power
    24

    Re: Quotas on Folders

    If you are using Server 2003 R2 use the File System Resource Manager MMC to set folder level quotas. All users underneath your Student folder will have the quotas apply, and can set them to automatically apply to all folders created underneath your main folder. So if you create a new user and put their home folder in, say, \\servername\Students\%username% their folder will have quotas applied.

    You need to install FSRM though, and to do that you should sepcify that you want you server to fill the role of "File Server".

    If you aren't running Server 2003 R2 then volumes are the safest bet. You could use Disk Management/Diskpart to create a separate volume for your student areas and then set quotas on the volume. It means re-jigging your setup perhaps but as far as I know folder quotas in pre-R2 days are a no-no without some kind of third-party support- like this:

    http://www.spaceguard.com/

    Also, if you must put quotas on the Student area, and it is on the same drive as the staff areas, then staff will need a quota set on their areas too. They are on the same volume (I assume, since you mentioned they shared the same drive).

    HTH

    Paul

  3. #3
    Grommit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Weston-super-Mare
    Posts
    1,335
    Thank Post
    31
    Thanked 54 Times in 31 Posts
    Rep Power
    25

    Re: Quotas on Folders

    We are running Server 2003 Service Pack 1

  4. #4

    Geoff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Fylde, Lancs, UK.
    Posts
    11,847
    Thank Post
    110
    Thanked 593 Times in 514 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    227

    Re: Quotas on Folders

    Well then you can't.

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Derbyshire
    Posts
    101
    Thank Post
    16
    Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    17

    Re: Quotas on Folders

    Regarding Kingswood's link to Spaceguard - this will do pretty much what you want it to.

    V.easy to set up and manage - they do a 100% working trial if you are interested

  6. #6
    Grommit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Weston-super-Mare
    Posts
    1,335
    Thank Post
    31
    Thanked 54 Times in 31 Posts
    Rep Power
    25

    Re: Quotas on Folders

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff
    Well then you can't.
    Whay is the diffrence between Server 2003 R2 and Windows Server 2003 SP1 ? is it just a Service Pack

  7. #7

    plexer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Norfolk
    Posts
    13,633
    Thank Post
    734
    Thanked 1,693 Times in 1,507 Posts
    Rep Power
    435

    Re: Quotas on Folders

    No R2 is an upgrade that you are only entitled too if you pay for an R2 licence or are covered under the schools agreement. If you only have a 2003 licence you can't have it.

    Ben

  8. #8

    Geoff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Fylde, Lancs, UK.
    Posts
    11,847
    Thank Post
    110
    Thanked 593 Times in 514 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    227

    Re: Quotas on Folders

    It's probably cheaper than that spaceguard though.

  9. #9
    Grommit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Weston-super-Mare
    Posts
    1,335
    Thank Post
    31
    Thanked 54 Times in 31 Posts
    Rep Power
    25

    Re: Quotas on Folders

    What is a schools agreement ... we have the Microsoft Education Volume Licensing

  10. #10

    plexer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Norfolk
    Posts
    13,633
    Thank Post
    734
    Thanked 1,693 Times in 1,507 Posts
    Rep Power
    435

    Re: Quotas on Folders

    Schools agreement is where you pay a fee per year for every workstation and server on your network allowing you to continually upgrade to latest editions of M$ software.

    Server 2003 R3 is only about £50 per server licence for standard anyway so buy an upgrade for the servers you need.

    Ben

  11. #11
    Grommit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Weston-super-Mare
    Posts
    1,335
    Thank Post
    31
    Thanked 54 Times in 31 Posts
    Rep Power
    25

    Re: Quotas on Folders

    an you upgrade Server 2003 Standard to R2 enterprise ?

  12. #12
    DMcCoy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Isle of Wight
    Posts
    3,487
    Thank Post
    10
    Thanked 502 Times in 442 Posts
    Rep Power
    114

    Re: Quotas on Folders

    Its not an upgrade, its a completely seperate product (in licensing terms). The software itself is just 2003 sp1 and a second disk with the R2 features on it.

  13. #13

    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    3,157
    Thank Post
    116
    Thanked 529 Times in 452 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    124

    Re: Quotas on Folders

    You can install it as an upgrade (and it's easy to do - you can even do it remotely because remote desktop stays working throughout the process)

    In licensing terms it might be a separate product and it might not :-)

    I work in a college; server licenses for 2003 we bought as part of the Campus agreement can be upgraded at no cost to 2003 R2. Licenses we bought through the standard volume licensing select agreemnt can not be upgraded without forking out more money.

    Steve



SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Print Quotas
    By ICT_GUY in forum Network and Classroom Management
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 12th December 2007, 10:44 AM
  2. Disk quotas
    By button_ripple in forum Wireless Networks
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 10th December 2007, 03:02 PM
  3. User Quotas.
    By maniac in forum How do you do....it?
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 2nd April 2007, 03:07 PM
  4. Disk Quotas
    By WithoutMotive in forum Windows
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 25th April 2006, 08:51 AM
  5. Quotas
    By british-wave in forum How do you do....it?
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 14th February 2006, 06:31 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •