Managing Auto-Quotas

Posted: March 28, 2010 in Active Directory, Server, System Information
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Problem

You want to create a quota that will apply to any new folders created on a file server.

Solution

Using a graphical user interface
  1. Open the File Server Management MMC snap-in. Navigate to File Server Management File Server Resource Manager Quota Management.

  2. Right-click on Quotas and select “Create quota.” Under “Quota path,” specify the directory that this quota should apply to or click Browse to navigate to it using Windows Explorer.

  3. Select the radio button next to “Auto apply template and create quotas on existing and new subfolders.”

  4. Create the remainder of the quota.

Using a command-line interface

The following command will create an auto-quota on the D:\ drive based on the “DefaultAutoQuota” template:

	> dirquota autoquota /path:d:\* /sourcetemplate:"DefaultAutoQuota"

Discussion

When you create a new disk quota, by default the quota will apply only to the individual folder that you specify. By using auto-templates, you can configure a quota that will automatically be applied to any subfolders that are created beneath the folder you named in the quota definition. This is a useful setting for many scenarios, such as specifying an auto-quota for a root folder that houses your users’ home folders or roaming profiles so that any new user will receive the auto-quota by default. Every time a new subfolder is created to which an auto-quota applies, a new quota entry will be automatically created that can be viewed within the File Resource Manager.

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Comments
  1. Peter says:

    Veru much thanks for the Information

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