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Fsutil: quota

Updated: January 21, 2005

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

Fsutil: quota

Manages disk quotas on NTFS volumes in order to provide more precise control of network-based storage.


fsutil quota [disable] VolumePathname

fsutil quota [enforce] VolumePathname

fsutil quota [modify] VolumePathnameThresholdLimit [UserName]

fsutil quota [query] VolumePathname

fsutil quota [track] VolumePathname

fsutil quota [violations]

Disables quota tracking and enforcement on the specified volume.

Enforces quota usage on the specified volume.

Modifies an existing disk quota or creates a new quota.

Lists existing disk quotas.

Tracks disk usage on the specified volume.

Searches the system and application logs and displays a message to indicate that quota violations have been detected, or that a user has reached their quota threshold or quota limit.

Specifies the drive letter (followed by a colon).

The limit (in bytes) at which warnings are issued.

The maximum allowed disk usage (in bytes).

Specifies the domain or user name.

  • For more information about disk quotas, see Related Topics.

  • Disk quotas are implemented on a per-volume basis and enable both hard and soft storage limits to be implemented on a per-user basis.

  • You can use write scripts that use fsutil quota to set the quota limits every time you add a new user or to automatically track quota limits, compile them into a report, and automatically send them to the system administrator in e-mail.

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