Earlier today I was discussing NTFS disk and folder quotas with a TC. Initially his customer wanted to know if we could apply disk quotas thru AD GPOs. From a Microsoft viewpoint I recommended looking his customer look at File Server Resource Manager to apply quotas across multiple machines.
A customer’s best option to manage a large number of servers / volumes is to use a Windows tools called File Server Resource Manager. It is a free tool in Windows Server 2008, but needs to be installed. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc754810(WS.10).aspx
His response. Does that work with volumes that are NFS and CIFS?
Does anyone know if “File Server Resource Manager” can perform Quota management on a volume that is NFS mounted. Is this implied, does it matter, or is this for CIFS only?
Update: Account team stated they are only interested in a VNXe response. I had mentioned they look at this document. Using Quotas on VNX (PDF)
File OE / DART does not integrate full version of MS API, even Fileserver on it is able to join AD as a member. As I know FSRM is not fully tested.
FSRM starts it supports both of windows and non-window system, but as we know, DART use “user mapping” for multi-protocol assess. This could be a issues
About Quotas on DART.
This part is a bit sad. As I know, there is no way to enable tree quotas on an existing directory tree at current NAS code.