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On a single NTFS drive, is it possible to limit the size of a directory to an arbitrary amount (e.g., 20GB)?

I've got a share on a server I want some users to be dumping files into, but I don't want them to be able to fill the drive. I figure I could repartition the drive and mount on of the partitions, but I'd rather not have to take this box off line for that long.

n.b., I'm using Windows 2003 SP2

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Set a quota for the group on that volume.

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OK, I think I've found out how to do that for a single User (Drive->Properties->Quota->Quota Entries->Quota->New Quota Entry...) what about for a whole group. When ever I try to include one, if can't find the group (even the local one). – BIBD Aug 30 '10 at 20:32
Never mind, I'll it deservers to be its own question. – BIBD Aug 30 '10 at 20:37
Aha. Quotas only exist for users. My bad. – mfinni Aug 30 '10 at 20:53

Directory Quotas were introduced to Windows in Server 2003 R2. Below that, there aren't any. We make great use of them in our network. They work pretty solid on 2008.

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I presume that would not include Win2003 SP2 then. – BIBD Aug 30 '10 at 18:30
That is correct, 2003sp2 does not have them, alas. – sysadmin1138 Aug 30 '10 at 18:49
Quotas will work on the volume, just not per directory. – mfinni Aug 30 '10 at 18:57

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