Setting disk quotas

To set up quotas on individual volumes, do the following:

1. Make sure you are logged on as a member of the local Administrators group on the server hosting the volume. This is required to set quotas. The volume must be formatted using NTFS. If not, run the convert.exe utility first if you want to preserve the data residing on it. Otherwise, format it with NTFS using the Disk Management Console, Windows Explorer, or the command line.

2. Launch the Disk Management Console.

3. Switch to Graphical View by selecting View O Bottom O Graphical View.

4. Right-click the volume for which you want to set the quotas and select the Properties option from the menu. This will display the Local Disk Properties dialog box. Click the Quota tab. This will display the options shown in Figure 19-8.

Figure 19-8: The Quota tab of New Volume Properties

New Volume (G:) Properties

General j Tools Security

Hardware i

Shadow Copes Status; Disk quotas are disabled

Sharing Quota

P Enable quota management

Deny disk space to users exceedirtg quota linnil Select the defadt quota imit for new users on this volume: r Do rat limi disk usage eto r&OÔ [MB 3

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