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 spacethat can be allocated to a user. However, it is possible to limit theamount of space all users can take up on the server hard disk by placingthe directories they can write to or modify on a partition dedicated forthat purpose.
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It may be desirable to limit the amount of disk space on the server thatusers can store personal files on. For example, if a user's directory is onthe same partition as the operating system or applications, the user cancreate problems for the operating system or the applications by filling thedisk.

To prevent this problem, create a separate partition for user directories.If this partition run out of space, it generates a "Disk Full" errormessage, but does not affect the operating system.
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Article ID: 138701 - Last Review: 02/24/2014 08:23:11 - Revision: 3.1

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