How to Configure Disk Quotas on a Single Computer
To configure disk quotas on a single computer, follow these steps:
- Click Start and then click Computer.
- In the right pane, right-click the drive on which you want to configure the quotas and then click Properties.
- Click the Quota tab and then click Show Quota Settings. The Quota Settings dialog box appears.
- Select the Enable Quota Management check box.
From this dialog box, you can configure the following disk quota options:
- Enable Quota Management Quota management is disabled by default. Select this check box to enable quota management.
- Deny Disk Space To Users Exceeding Quota Limit By default, users are warned
only if they exceed their quota limits. Selecting this check box causes Windows to
block disk access after the quota is exceeded. Typically, warning users is sufficient,
provided that you also log the events and follow up with users who do not clean up
their disk space. Denying disk access will cause applications to fail when they attempt
to write more data to the disk and can cause users to lose unsaved work.
Note To determine quota limitations for users, developers can call the ManagementObjectSearcher.Get WMI method to retrieve a ManagementObjectCollection object and then access the collection's QuotaVolume item.
- Do Not Limit Disk Usage Does not configure disk quotas for new users by default. You can still use the Quota Entries window to configure disk quotas for users.
- Limit Disk Space To and Set Warning Level To Creates a disk quota by default for new users. The value in the Set Warning Level To box should be lower than that in the Limit Disk Space To box so that the user receives a warning before running out of available disk space.
- Log Event When A User Exceeds Their Quota Limit and Log Event When A User Exceeds Their Warning Level Configures Windows to add an event when the user exceeds her quota. You should typically select this check box and then monitor the events so that IT support can communicate directly with the user to keep the user within her quotas (or increase the quotas as needed).
Additionally, you can click Quota Entries to configure quota settings for existing users and groups.
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- Managing Disks and File Systems
- Overview of Partitioning Disks
- How to Choose Between MBR or GPT
- Converting from MBR to GPT Disks
- GPT Partitions
- Choosing Basic or Dynamic Disks
- Working with Volumes
- How to Create a Simple Volume
- How to Create a Spanned Volume
- How to Create a Striped Volume
- How to Resize a Volume
- How to Delete a Volume
- How to Create and Use a Virtual Hard Disk
- File System Fragmentation
- Backup And Restore
- How File Backups Work
- File and Folder Backup Structure
- How System Image Backups Work
- How to Start a System Image Backup from the Command Line
- How to Restore a System Image Backup
- System Image Backup Structure
- Best Practices for Computer Backups
- How to Manage Backup Using Group Policy Settings
- Previous Versions and Shadow Copies
- How to Manage Shadow Copies
- How to Restore a File with Previous Versions
- How to Configure Previous Versions with Group Policy Settings
- Windows ReadyBoost
- BitLocker Drive Encryption
- How BitLocker Encrypts Data
- How BitLocker Protects Data
- TPM with External Key (Require Startup USB Key At Every Startup)
- TPM with PIN (Require PIN At Every Startup)
- TPM with PIN and External Key
- BitLocker To Go
- BitLocker Phases
- Requirements for Protecting the System Volume with BitLocker
- How to Enable the Use of BitLocker on the System Volume on Computers Without TPM
- How to Enable BitLocker Encryption on System Volumes
- How to Enable BitLocker Encryption on Data Volumes
- How to Manage BitLocker Keys on a Local Computer
- How to Manage BitLocker from the Command Line
- How to Recover Data Protected by BitLocker
- How to Disable or Remove BitLocker Drive Encryption
- How to Decommission a BitLocker Drive Permanently
- How to Prepare AD DS for BitLocker
- How to Configure a Data Recovery Agent
- How to Manage BitLocker with Group Policy
- The Costs of BitLocker
- Windows 7 Encrypting File System
- How to Export Personal Certificates
- How to Import Personal Certificates
- How to Grant Users Access to an Encrypted File
- Symbolic Links
- How to Create Symbolic Links
- How to Create Relative or Absolute Symbolic Links
- How to Create Symbolic Links to Shared Folders
- How to Use Hard Links
- Disk Quotas
- How to Configure Disk Quotas on a Single Computer
- How to Configure Disk Quotas from a Command Prompt
- How to Configure Disk Quotas by Using Group Policy Settings
- Disk Tools
- MoveFile and PendMoves