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How can I track remote user statistics on a file server? Statistics like Disk Queue Lenght and such. I got an idea of using MAC address's since they were static to track the users, however, I wrote scripts to calculate disk queue lenght but cannot tie the two so it can track the disk queue length per user. I am using a Microsoft 2008 R2 Server. Please help.

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Not sure this is even doable, but the things that MS does stats on never ceases to amaze me! –  tony roth Aug 6 '12 at 14:34
    
You can use perfmon to track system queue lengths, of course... but a per user disk queue length sounds like a profoundly useless measurement, TBH. Maybe if you tell us what problem you're actually having, someone will be able to provide a more useful approach to solving it. –  HopelessN00b Aug 6 '12 at 14:50
    
100's of users are on the fileservers, using them for everything, from running scripts,to opening and writing files, these users are sending a lot of requests and in turn increasing the disk queue lenght, i would like to monitor the user who is causing such increase and then warn the user or disconnect the user. –  user123431904 Aug 6 '12 at 15:37
    
I already have disk queue length scripts written and how to identify the user (in python) but cannot tie the two together. –  user123431904 Aug 6 '12 at 15:41
    
Like I said I don't think this info is tracked at all, but if it is you'll need to look into event tracing to dig this stuff out. –  tony roth Aug 6 '12 at 19:59

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Your best bet is to utilize the File Server Resource Manager to run reports on files and users as well as define quotas and other limiting controls:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753190(v=WS.10).aspx

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Love it. Summer of Love my ass. –  Brent Pabst Aug 6 '12 at 14:49

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