How to Assign Disk Quota to Particular User in Windows Server 2012 - Part 1

Introduction

In today's article you will learn how to assign a Disk Quota to a specified user in Windows Server 2012.

Disk Quota is used to restrict the user so that he can use only a particular amount of space. In this way disk space can be used in an efficient manner and can be assigned to multiple users.

Step 1

First of all open your computer and right click on the drive to open it's Properties.

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In the properties window many options will be available and Total Space and Used Space will be shown to you.

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Step 2

In these options you will find an option named "Quota", click on it. Here first of all check the first two options and then provide the amount of space for the disk that will be the maximum amount of space allotted on this drive. Also provide the amount of space after which a warning will be generated for the user to delete some data from the drive as his allotted space is going to be fully filled very soon.

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Step 3

After that click on "Quota Entries" button. This button will open a new window where you can provide the name of the user of which you want to assign the restricted space.

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To provide the name of the user you need to click on the "Blank Page" Icon provided at the left hand corner of the window.

Step 4

Now you will be asked to select the user's, for this click on "Advanced Button".

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Now on the New Window click on Find Now.

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All the available user's will be shown at the bottom of the window. Click on the user to which you want to assign the disk space.

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Step 5

Now name of the the selected user will be shown, click on "OK" button.

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As you click on the "OK" button you must provide the amount of space to be restricted.

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Now all the information will be shown about this user.

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