The Well-Tuned Server, Part 1
Subject:   Quota and Offline Folders
Date:   2004-03-25 06:52:11
From:   asmac
Response to: Quota and Offline Folders

Thanks, I wasn't aware of that possibility. Unfortunately, it's not practical in our case as we have over 500 laptops and 1000 users to support and there are many custom quotas set in response to individual user needs. Admininstering quotas once thru the quota system and then duplicating these settings thru group policy would be an unacceptable admin burden and woul likely lead to lots of problems.
Also, experience tells me that warnings would not help much as users tend to ignore them and my it's my responsibility to protect users from themselves.
The only true solution it to for MS to integrate quotas and offline folders...
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  • Mitch Tulloch photo Quota and Offline Folders
    2004-03-25 11:59:46  Mitch Tulloch | O'Reilly Author [View]

    I can see your point, for although Group Policy is intended to *reduce* admin burden not increase it, you have to plan carefully how to implement Group Policy for it to work effectively. If you have different kinds of users in different OUs then you could link a new GPO to each OU, configure a quota setting appropriate for that kind of user, and mark it No Override. But if your users are lumped togehter into OUs by location instead of business function then there's no easy way of using GP to set quotas. Too bad also that quotas can only be set for users and not for global groups, it would make life easier for some setups...