How to Assign Disk Quota to Particular User in Windows Server 2012 - Part 3

Introduction

This article is in continuation of:

This article is the third and final part of the series How to Assign Disk Quota to a Particular User in Windows Server 2012.

In this article I will tell you how to create a quota through File Server Resource Manager.

Step 1

First of all login to your Windows Server 2012 as an Administrator. Now through the Start Panel go to "Administrative Tools".

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In the Administrative Tools you will find an option for "File Server Resource Manager." Open it to start the process of Creating Quota.

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Step 2

Under the File Server Resource Manager you will find a list of options available, such as Quota Management, File Management etc.

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Expand the Quota Management after which you will see two options available. One of these options is named as Quotas. Right-click on this option and click on "Create Quota".

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Step 3

Now a new window will be opened named "Create Quota". In this window first of all provide the path for creating the quota. After providing the path click on "Default Custom Quota Properties", and then click on "Custom Properties".

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Now the "Quota Properties" window will be opened where you must provide the Space Limit that will be allotted to the user. I specified 4 GB of space for the user. After that make this space as a Hard Quota after which the user will not be able to exceed the limit provided.

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After that click on the "ADD button".

Step 4

The ADD Button will open a new window where we will provide the Warning Limit for the User that will be in % of total space allotted. I provided 85% as the warning limit. Then the E-mail Address of the Administrator will be provided on which an E-mail will be sent if the user reaches the Warning Limit of the allotted space. E-mail can also be sent to the user by clicking on the "Send E-mail to the user who exceeds the threshold".

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Now in the Create Quota Window click on the "Create Button".

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Now your Quota will be created and it's summary will be shown to you in the File Server Resource Manager.

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