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Managing disk quotas from the command line

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Managing disk quotas from the command line

In addition to using My Computer to manage disk quotas (right-click a volume, click Properties, and then click the Quota tab), you can use the fsutil command-line utility to manage disks and volumes.


  • Fsutil is an advanced tool that is only intended to be used by advanced users who have a thorough understanding of Windows.

You can use:

  • Fsutil: quota to create and modify disk quotas for a specific user, query disk quotas for a specific volume, search the system log for any quota violations, or to perform these tasks using scripts.

  • Fsutil: behavior to change how often quota events are written to the system log.

For information about other command-line utilities, see Command-line reference A-Z.

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