as I said to a co-worker, applies.
We were running out of network drive space. The network drive, where our 2000 customers store their roaming profiles, had 80MB left. Roaming profiles, very simply put, are copies of your “My Documents” and “Desktop”, which “roam” to every computer you logon to. To do this, they need to be stored on the network.
Co-worker: “I think we have a lot of unused user accounts taking up space”
Me: ‘Wouldn’t think so. More like porn and music files.”
Some time later, “There was one guy with 7GB of movies on his desktop.”
There is nothing new under the sun.
Back in the 1990’s a particular Power & Water company would run out of home drive space.
The workers knew they were doing the wrong thing. So did their management. Management were afraid of the workers going out on strike so they wouldn’t take action.
The IT Admins took the easy way out to solve the problem, just delete the porn!
It’s not as if the workers would actually complain.