For years a company called Tools4Ever have been producing the excellent Spaceguard, providing flexible quota management for network shares. With the release of Windows Server 2008 R2 Microsoft introduced FSRM (File Server Resource Monitor), providing almost identical functionality out the box.
One of the time consuming aspects of switching to the Microsoft solution can be transferring existing quotas from Spaceguard to FSRM. Thankfully Spaceguard have an option to export the configuration, which we can parse with Powershell and create the shares.
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Following on from my post about Microsoft Licensing Options, I thought it prudent to cover what may happen if your licensing isn’t in order and you end up getting audited. The BSA (Business Software Alliance) represent many vendors, not just Microsoft so are the most likely ones to be involved with an audit.
Regardless of how up to date your licensing is, it’s possible for the BSA to audit you if they suspect you’re not compliant. This can be down to a number of reasons but most commonly boils down to an ex-employee informing them that your software licensing doesn’t add up. They do require credible information though, so an angry ex-employee with unfounded accusations probably isn’t going to get very far.
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In this post I’m going to talk about Microsoft licensing. I’ll try and cover the various options and why one model may suit you more than another. The information provided by Microsoft licensing “specialists” can be confusing and contradictory. That’s not to say mine wont be, so make sure you seek advise from a trusted independent source.
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