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Windows® Small Business Server 2008: Administrator’s Pocket Consultant by Craig Zacker

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Enforcing Quotas

One of the longstanding rules of personal computing is that no matter how much disk space you have in a computer, you eventually end up filling it and needing more. In a server environment, the problem of disk space consumption is compounded by the number of users storing their files on the server drives. Windows SBS 2008 helps administrators to address this problem by establishing quotas that limit the amount of server disk space a user can consume.

For each user account you create, Windows SBS 2008 creates two quotas, one for the user’s folder in UserShares and one for the user’s folder in RedirectedFolders. The user’s UserShares folder has a 2-GB hard quota, by default. A hard quota is one in which the system prevents the user ...

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