Event ID 16606 — QoS Policy Update

Updated: April 17, 2008

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

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Quality of Service (QoS) policies are applied to a user or computer account by using Group Policy. The QoS policies are applied to a Group Policy object (GPO), which is then linked to an Active Directory container, such as a domain, site, or organizational unit (OU), that contains the user or computer account.

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 16606
Source: Tcpip
Version: 6.0
Symbolic Name: EVENT_EQOS_WARNING_MACHINE_POLICY_QUOTA_EXCEEDED
Message: Exceeded the maximum number of computer QoS policies. The computer QoS policy "%2" and subsequent computer QoS policies will not be applied.

Resolve

Change QoS policy to meet minimum requirements

A QoS policy must adhere to the following minimum requirements; otherwise, the policy will be ignored:

  • A DSCP value or a throttle rate must be specified (only one of the two is required).
  • The policy name must contain at least a single character (it cannot be blank).
  • An application name specified in a policy must be exactly the name of the executable file or the exact file system path to the file. Files stored on a network share or network mapped drive are not supported.

You must be logged on as an administrator or belong to the Administrators group to complete this procedure.

To change any of these QoS settings:

  1. Click Start, point to All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, click Run as administrator, click Continue, type gpedit, and then press ENTER.
  2. In Group Policy Management Editor, click Local Computer Policy, click Windows Settings, right-click Policy-based QoS, right-click the policy you want to edit, and then click Edit existing policy.
  3. Change the QoS policy settings to meet the minimum requirements.

Note:  You can use Group Policy Management Console to change these settings on more than one computer.

Verify

To verify that the advanced QoS settings are being applied:

  • Update Group Policy on your computer
  • Ensure that the event in question is not in the event log

To verify the resolution of events related to QoS policies:

  1. Click Start, point to All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, click Run as administrator, and then click Continue.
  2. Type gpupdate /force, and then press ENTER to confirm that the event is no longer generated.

To view QoS events:

  1. Click Start, click Control Panel, click Administrative Tools, and then click Event Viewer.
  2. In the console tree, expand Windows Logs, and then click System.

Related Management Information

QoS Policy Update

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