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Microsoft® Windows Server™ 2003 Inside Out by William R. Stanek

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Managing Disk Quotas

Even with the large disk drives available today, you'll often find that hard disk space is at a premium, and this is where disk quotas come in handy. Disk quotas are a built-in feature of NTFS that help you manage and limit disk space usage.

How Quota Management Works

Using disk quotas, you can monitor and control the amount of disk space people who access the network can use. Without quota management it is hard to monitor the amount of space being used by individual users and even harder to control the total amount of space they can use. I refer to monitoring and controlling separately because there's a very important difference between monitoring disk space usage and controlling it—and the disk quota system allows you to perform ...

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