Controlling Server Hard Disk Space Allocated to Users

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SUMMARY

Windows NT does not provide a way to limit the amount of server disk space that can be allocated to a user. However, it is possible to limit the amount of space all users can take up on the server hard disk by placing the directories they can write to or modify on a partition dedicated for that purpose.

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It may be desirable to limit the amount of disk space on the server that users can store personal files on. For example, if a user's directory is on the same partition as the operating system or applications, the user can create problems for the operating system or the applications by filling the disk.

To prevent this problem, create a separate partition for user directories. If this partition run out of space, it generates a "Disk Full" error message, but does not affect the operating system.

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Article ID: 138701 - Last Review: February 24, 2014 - Revision: 3.1
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.5
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.51
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.5
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.51
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