Edit Quota Properties

Applies To: Windows SBS 2008

You can view and edit the quota limits and notification thresholds that are set for a volume or folder in the Quota Properties dialog box.

To view or edit quota properties
  1. Open the Microsoft File Server Resources Manager (FSRM). (To open the FSRM, click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click File Server Resource Manager).

  2. In the navigation pane, click Quota Management, and then click Quotas.

  3. In the results pane, click the quota path where you want to view or change the properties.

  4. In the Actions pane, click Edit Quota Properties.

  5. For information about each of the properties in the dialog box, see the Quota Properties section. When you finish, click OK to save your changes.

Quota properties

 

Item Details

Copy properties from quota template (optional)

Displays the name of the template in the text box if you copied the properties from an existing quota template. To copy all properties from a quota template or to use a different quota template, select the quota template from the list box, and then click Copy.

Quota path

Displays the path of the volume or folder where the quota is applied.

Label (optional)

Provides a text box for you to type the quota label.

Limit

Displays the maximum allowable size of the volume or folder. To change the limit, type a new number in the text box. The list box lists available units that you can select for the quota (KB, MB, GB, TB).

Hard quota

Prohibits users from exceeding the quota limit.

Soft quota

Allows users to exceed the quota limit, but notifications are generated when they do.

Notification thresholds

Summarizes notifications that are generated when usage reaches predefined levels.

Add

Opens the Add Threshold dialog box to configure a new notification threshold.

For information about adding or changing the default thresholds, see Add or Edit Notification Thresholds.

Edit

Opens the Threshold Properties dialog box and displays the properties of the selected notification threshold.

For information about adding or changing the default thresholds, see Add or Edit Notification Thresholds.

Remove

Removes the selected notification threshold.

Disable quota

Enables the quota if you clear the check box. If the check box is selected, the quota is not enforced and notifications are not generated.

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