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If the volume has a drive letter assigned to it, you can also access it from the My Computer window by right-clicking that drive, selecting Properties from the context menu, and clicking the Quota tab. Both methods bring up the same dialog box, but the first one allows you to set up quotas on volumes (such as mounted volumes) without a corresponding drive letter.

5. Click the Enable Quota Management checkbox. This triggers the monitoring of user disk space consumption (the results can be viewed by clicking the Quota Entries button).

6. Click the "Deny disk space to users exceeding quota limit" checkbox. This option is required to enforce quota limits and send notification to users who exceed them.

Checking this is not sufficient, though, to enforce quotas. You also need to set appropriate limits for everyone, or for individual users, through the Quota Entries for Local Disk window.

7. Leave the "Do not limit disk usage" option selected if you want to allow users to use as much hard disk space as they need; otherwise, check the "Limit Disk Space to" select box and specify the size limit. This value will apply to all users (with the exception of members of the local Administrators group).

8. Set the warning level to whatever amount you consider appropriate (but higher than the limit set in the previous step). This is the first threshold. After the warning has been issued, users can continue using hard disk space until they reach the second threshold.

9. The last two checkboxes on this tab control the logging of events for exceeding warning and quota limit thresholds in the Windows System Event Log. When searching for them, remember that they are listed as informational events.

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