Hard Drive Qoutas do not work as expected... RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    Setting up HDD quotas.

    The environment: about 100 users, about 25 Windows 7 PCs, DC = Server 2003 SBS, AD, local profiles with redirected desktops, documents, start menus.

    The request - each user is allowed 50MB of local HDD space.

    See images for what happens.

    I set the policy (done locally for testing): https://mordyt.com/MS/settings.PNG

    I try logging in as a new user: https://mordyt.com/MS/newuserlogin.PNG and get the error.

    I check the quota entries: https://mordyt.com/MS/qouta%20management.PNG

    I then update the entries so the 3 NT Service / NT Authority have no limit: https://mordyt.com/MS/updated%20qouta%20management.PNG

    The the user is then able to login.

    It will be a massive pain to manually update each workstation and update those 3 entries to no limit, esp. as they get reimaged constantly. I would like to push these settings into GPO - and when I do - I get the exact same result. How can I exclude those 3 accounts from being counted in quota settings?

    Friday, February 28, 2014 1:53 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    Yes, we should disable the disk quota for the following users

    NT Authority\System

    NT service\TrustedInstaller


    Try referring to script in the following link


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    Yolanda Zhu
    TechNet Community Support

    Monday, March 3, 2014 2:56 AM
  • Thank you for your reply.

    SO the official answer is this is as expected and the solution is to run a script to remove those entries (or do it by hand)?

    Sounds... very unsolved if that is the case.

    Monday, March 3, 2014 2:30 PM