Quota Management

Applies To: Windows Server 2003 R2

On the Quota Management node of the File Server Resource Manager Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in, you can perform the following tasks:

  • Create quotas to limit the space allowed for a volume or folder and generate notifications when the quota limits are approached or exceeded.

  • Generate auto quotas that apply to all existing folders in a volume or folder, as well as to any new subfolders created in the future.

  • Define quota templates that can be easily applied to new volumes or folders and that can be used across an organization.

For Example:

  • You can place a 200 megabytes (MB) limit on the personal folder of each user on a server, with a notification to you and the user when 180 MB of storage has been exceeded.

  • A flexible 500 MB quota on a group's shared folder can be set. When this storage limit is reached, all users in the group are notified by e-mail that the storage quota has been temporarily extended to 520 MB, so that they can delete unnecessary files and comply with the preset 500 MB quota policy.

  • You can receive a notification when a temporary folder reaches 2 gigabytes (GB) of usage yet not limit that folder's quota because it is necessary for a service running on your server.

This section covers:


To set e-mail notifications and certain reporting capabilities, you must first configure the general File Server Resource Manager options.

See Also


Setting File Server Resource Manager Options