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Windows Vista™ Administrator's Pocket Consultant by William R. Stanek

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Configuring Disk Quotas

The following sections discuss how to use and manage disk quotas. Disk quotas enable you to manage disk space usage, and they are configured on a per volume basis. Only NTFS file system (NTFS) volumes can have quotas, so you can’t create them for file allocation table (FAT16 or FAT32) volumes. The first step in configuring quotas is to enable disk quota policies as described in Chapter 8 in the Configuring Disk Quota Policies section. Once you configure the necessary policies, you can set up quotas for specific volumes on a system.

Using Disk Quotas

Administrators use disk quotas to manage disk space usage for critical volumes, such as those that provide corporate or user data shares. When you enable disk quotas, you set ...

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