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Windows 7: Quota Screen To Limit HD Usage ?

05 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 64bit
Quota Screen To Limit HD Usage ?


Brand new W7 user.

Two users on this new PC; myself and son.

Want to limit the amount of HD space he can use, or my 1 TB is going to be filled 100% with videos, music, etc. in short order.

So I went to the C: drive/Properties/Quota and played around with it some, but haven't actually applied it.

For me at least, it's not totally clear what happens, so would like to ask the following, please:

a. When I first got the PC a few weeks ago, I set up myself as a User.
But did not apply any Passwords or sign-in requirements for either of us..

A week or so later, I added my son's name, also, as a User.

Since there are no passwords, sign in Passwords, etc., am I considered the defacto Administrator (as I was "first") ?

b. It is not clear that if I set up a limit on this Quota option screen(s), is it applied to both of us, or just him (if I am considered the Administrator) ?

I thought that there would be some kind of screen showing both Users, and what their limits are, but apparently not ?

c. Can this be done without any Passwords, sign in Passwords, etc ?

Not too sure what else to ask.
Any other caveats or thoughts would be appreciated.


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05 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu

First if you are goinf to set-up any form of security system it must begin with passwords. if no passwords are present on at least your account then there is nothing to prevent anyone from logging in as you and renoving your security scheme.

You also will need to make the other user a standard account, all administrators (or actually regular members of the administrators group), have the same rights to change security items and everything else.

As for the quota settings this starts with the general screen that you set up the default entry on - applies to default/new users
There is also a button for quota entries - this is where you set the individual limits for each user.

If you have a 1TB drive you may also consider creating a separate partition for your son's data - use of permissions can then ensure that only that partition is accessible - your own partition may be made completely private.
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