Fsutil: quota

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Fsutil: quota

Manages disk quotas on NTFS volumes in order to provide more precise control of network-based storage.


fsutil quota [disable] VolumePathname

fsutil quota [enforce] VolumePathname

fsutil quota [modify] VolumePathnameThresholdLimit [UserName]

fsutil quota [query] VolumePathname

fsutil quota [track] VolumePathname

fsutil quota [violations]

  • disable
    Disables quota tracking and enforcement on the specified volume.
  • enforce
    Enforces quota usage on the specified volume.
  • modify
    Modifies an existing disk quota or creates a new quota.
  • query
    Lists existing disk quotas.
  • track
    Tracks disk usage on the specified volume.
  • violations
    Searches the system and application logs and displays a message to indicate that quota violations have been detected, or that a user has reached their quota threshold or quota limit.
  • VolumePathname
    Specifies the drive letter (followed by a colon).
  • Threshold
    The limit (in bytes) at which warnings are issued.
  • Limit
    The maximum allowed disk usage (in bytes).
  • UserName
    Specifies the domain or user name.
  • For more information about disk quotas, see Related Topics.

  • Disk quotas are implemented on a per-volume basis and enable both hard and soft storage limits to be implemented on a per-user basis.

  • You can use write scripts that use fsutil quota to set the quota limits every time you add a new user or to automatically track quota limits, compile them into a report, and automatically send them to the system administrator in e-mail.

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See Also


Command-line reference A-Z
Command shell overview
Managing disk quotas from the command line
Enable disk quotas
Add new quota entries
Assign default quota values
Modify user disk space limits and warning levels
Disk Quotas