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Quota Management

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 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 apply quotas that apply to all existing subfolders in a volume or folder and to any subfolders that are created in the future.

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

For example, you can:

  • Place a 200 megabyte (MB) limit on users' personal server folders, with a notification to you and the user when 180 MB of storage has been exceeded.

  • Set a flexible 500 MB quota on a group's shared folder. 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.

  • 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 includes the following topics:


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

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