[gptalk] Re: How big is your SYSVOL?

  • From: David Cliffe <David.Cliffe@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 04 May 2007 12:34:48 -0400

Hi Bart,
    Out of curiosity, what are the size of the ADM files in your


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         i manage a company single-handedly with 60.000+ users and
workstations and 8000+ servers. i have about 100 gpo's per domain, 7
domains per forest

        My production forest user domain has a sysvol of  3.57
megabyte!! , The resource domain (machines) sysvol is only 2.1 megabyte.


        I would really only use 1 small team at maximum for your gpo
administration with 1 responsible that acts as a moderator and manages
all of the settings, requests etc..
        I guess that you have a lot of overrides in your settings as
well as custom ADM's 

        . Furthermore if you're doing software installation all the
software should be on a seperate file server share , and not in the


        By the way , i'm always for hire if you need a good GPO admin

        Vriendelijke groeten,
        Kind Regards, 
        Schillebeeks Bart
        Active Directory Security Consultant
        Small and Departmental Systems - NT Systems Fortis Bank
        AD Internet Consulting BVBA
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        From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [
mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jason B. Halladay
        Sent: Thursday, May 03, 2007 10:26 PM
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        Subject: [gptalk] How big is your SYSVOL?
        Having recently become aware of the "sysvol bloat" phenomenon,
I've done
        a bit of reading on the subject.  I looked at the size of our
        directory and found that it is a whopping 4.6GB! We have a
single forest
        with only one site and domain so thus far this hasn't proved to
be a
        problem (that I'm aware of!)  I'm taking steps to clean this up
        because of our model with many, many OU admins doing their own
        it's a bit crazy.
        Out of curiosity, how big is your sysvol?  :)
        And a bonus question:  when a GPO is deleted through the GPMC,
does the
        corresponding GPT folder in sysvol get removed at some point?
About 30
        minutes ago I deleted a GPO but the GPT is still present.
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