Enable, enforce limits for, monitor quota entries, override, remotely manage, and set limits or warning levels for disk quotas.
Disk quotas need to be enabled before quota limits and warnings can be set. To enable and set disk quotas, you access the property sheet of an NTFS partition, volume, or logical drive. The property sheet can be accessed using:
Disk Management in the Computer Management console
The following procedures assume you have opened the property sheet for a disk using any of these methods.
Note that the Quota tab on the property sheet for a disk is confusing at first and not very well designed. This would have been a good place for one of Microsoft’s famous “wizards” to be included.
Enable Disk Quotas
Disk Properties → Quota → Enable quota management
The traffic light on the Quota tab of a disk’s property sheet indicates the status of disk quotas as follows:
- Green light
Disk quotas are enabled.
- Red light
Disk quotas are not enabled.
- Yellow light
Disk quotas are enabled, but Windows 2000 is currently busy rebuilding the quota information.
Enforcing Quota Limits
|Disk Properties → Quota → “Deny disk space to users exceeding quota limit”|
Log Disk Quota Events
|Disk Properties → Quota → “Log event when a user exceeds their quota (or warning) limit”|
You can log quota-warning events, quota limit-exceeded events, or both. These events are logged to the System log and can be viewed using the Event Viewer console. See Event ...