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    How can users see there quota usage on a client?

    I'm getting annoyed by server 2008 quotas at the moment.
    Server 2008 will email users to tell them they are close to their quota but I would much rather the client computer told them!
    Has anyone found any way of doing this successfully?

    Thanks

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    That would be handy for us too as we don't have their email addresses in ad..Although I suspect whatever might work won't work on XP.

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    If you are using BGInfo and Windows 7 there is, apparently, a way of doing this. I have been meaning to have a go at setting this up.

    I will have a go and let you know if I can get it to work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP View Post
    If you are using BGInfo and Windows 7 there is, apparently, a way of doing this. I have been meaning to have a go at setting this up.

    I will have a go and let you know if I can get it to work.
    The latest version works out of the box.

    I use Desktop Info now, the data is live - Glenn's Eclectic Freeware

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    I can't see in the ini file where you would set this? Have you already done this successfully?

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    like this:

    pupil usage.png

    FSRM on 2003 and a win7 client. Dunno about XP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chazzy2501 View Post
    like this:

    pupil usage.png

    FSRM on 2003 and a win7 client. Dunno about XP.
    Yep, That does show on XP. Thanks for that but I wouldn't mind having something visible either in the notification area or on the desktop as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reggiep View Post
    I can't see in the ini file where you would set this? Have you already done this successfully?
    There is an ini file in the zipped folder....

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    Given that it simply reports the users quota as the size of a mapped drive, you should be able to use any disk space monitoring tool.

    I had a quick Google for one that has a system tray icon but the ones I found were a bit old and clunky - if anyone has a good one I'd be interested.

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    I have found this script:

    Code:
    ' LogicalDisk.vbs' Sample VBScript to interrogate a Logical disk with WMI
    ' Author Guy Thomas http://computerperformance.co.uk/
    ' Version 1.8 - November 2010
    ' -----------------------------------------------' 
    Option Explicit
    Dim objWMIService, objItem, colItems, strComputer
    
    
    On Error Resume Next
    strComputer = "."
    
    
    Set objWMIService = GetObject _
    ("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")
    Set colItems = objWMIService.ExecQuery _
    ("Select * from Win32_LogicalDisk")
    
    
    For Each objItem in colItems
    Wscript.Echo "Computer: " & objItem.SystemName & VbCr & _ 
    " ==================================" & VbCr & _ 
    "Drive Letter: " & objItem.Name & vbCr & _ 
    "Description: " & objItem.Description & vbCr & _ 
    "Volume Name: " & objItem.VolumeName & vbCr & _ 
    "Drive Type: " & objItem.DriveType & vbCr & _ 
    "Media Type: " & objItem.MediaType & vbCr & _ 
    "VolumeSerialNumber: " & objItem.VolumeSerialNumber & vbCr & _
    "Size: " & Int(objItem.Size /1073741824) & " GB" & vbCr & _ 
    "Free Space: " & Int(objItem.FreeSpace /1073741824) & _
    " GB" & vbCr & _ 
    "Quotas Disabled: " & objItem.QuotasDisabled & vbCr & _ 
    "Supports DiskQuotas: " & objItem.SupportsDiskQuotas & vbCr & _
    "Supports FileBasedCompression: " & _
    objItem.SupportsFileBasedCompression & vbCr & _ 
    "Compressed: " & objItem.Compressed & vbCr & _ 
    "" 
    Next
    
    WSCript.Quit
    Source: Example WMI and VBScript DiskDrive Tutorial Disk LogicalDrive

    This is not usable in its current form as it reports more data than just the disk space [used/free] and also produces the reports as a series of pop ups for each disk connected to the station and not just for the users' Home Drive.

    Could be useful as a starting point?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP View Post
    I have found this script:
    I changed
    Code:
    ("Select * from Win32_LogicalDisk")
    to
    Code:
    ("Select * from Win32_LogicalDisk Where DeviceID = 'H:'")
    to just display the h:\ drives info

    Thanks

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    @reggiep I have tried your modified script as one of our student users and it reports the disk size/free space of the physical disk and not the space allocated to that student.

    Back to the drawing board.

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    Oh Bum,
    Have not tried it as a student yet!

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    samba.png

    We display quota to students like this on XP and terminal servers. We've been doing it for about 3 or 4 years now. We set 'hard' and 'soft' quotas which are emailed to students when they go near or over their soft quota.
    We also have 'recycle' bins on their homedrives, which don't count towards their quota, and 'veto' files over a certain size.

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