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Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Create a Disk Quota That Gives the User Unlimited Disk Space?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Your article "Managing Disk Quotas in Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP" is quite good but it leaves out one important detail: how can you specify an unlimited disk quota for a user?-- CA Hey, CA. You know, it’s funny. When we received this question, we had no idea what the answer was. In fact, we were just about to ...

How Can I Report Disk Quota Information For the Logged-on User?

Hey, Scripting Guy! In a logon script, how can I report back disk quota information (like amount of space used and amount of space remaining) for the logged-on user?-- HY Hey, HY. You know, today is shaping up as another tough day for the Scripting Guy who writes this column. For example, even as we speak he’s busy sipping a cappuccino ...

How Can I Modify a Disk Quota Entry Under Windows 2000?

Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I modify a disk quota entry under Windows 2000?-- CL Hey, CL. We have some good news and some bad news for you. The bad news is that we’re doing one of those good news-bad news things that nobody ever likes. The good news is that you actually can modify a disk quota entry on a Windows 2000 computer. You can’t...

How Can I Retrieve Disk Quota Information for a Single User?

Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I retrieve disk quota information for a single user?-- AB Hey, AB. There are a couple different ways to get disk quota information for a single user, depending on which version of Windows you have installed on the computer. If you’re running Windows XP or Windows 2003, you can retrieve disk quota information ...

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