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Windows Server® 2008 Administrator’s Companion by Charlie Russel and Sharon Crawford

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Setting Disk Quotas

Windows Server 2008 supports two mutually exclusive methods for setting quotas on the amount of file system resources a user can use—disk quotas or directory quotas. Disk quotas were introduced in Windows 2000, and are applied to specific users and limit the amount of disk space that user can use on a particular volume. Directory quotas are applied to all users and limit the amount of disk space that users can use in a particular folder and its subfolders. Directory quotas were introduced in Windows Server 2003 R2 with the new File Server Resource Manager, and they are covered in detail in Chapter 20.

Enabling Quotas on a Disk

By default, disk quotas are disabled in Windows Server 2008. You can enable disk quotas on any volume ...

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