Dirquota quota scan


Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012

Initiates a scan to recalculate quota usage information.


To use this command, you must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group.

For examples of how to use this command, see Examples.


dirquota quota scan /path:<Path> [/remote:<ComputerName>]





Scans quota usage on path Path. You can use the following wildcard characters:

  • \. — the folder specified by Path

  • \* — all immediate subfolders of Path

  • \... — all recursive subfolders of Path


Performs the operation on the remote computer ComputerName.


  • To display quota usage information, use the Dirquota quota list** **command.

  • The shortest sequence of characters that uniquely identifies a parameter can be used as an abbreviation. For example, the following two commands are equivalent:

    dirquota q s /p:d:\scratch
    dirquota quota scan /path:d:\scratch
  • To perform operations on a remote computer by using the **/remote:**ComputerName parameter:

    • You must be logged on with a domain account that is a member of the Administrators group on both the local computer and the remote computer.

    • The remote computer must be running Windows Server 2008, and File Server Resource Manager must be installed.

    • The Remote File Server Resource Manager Management exception on the remote computer must be enabled. You enable this exception by using Windows Firewall in Control Panel.


  • To initiate a scan of quota usage in a specific user's folder, type:

    dirquota quota scan /path:d:\users\user1
  • To scan all folders on a volume on the remote computer FILESERVER1, type:

    dirquota quota scan /path:d:\... /remote:fileserver1 

Additional references

Command-Line Syntax Key

Dirquota quota