Create an auto quota

Applies To: Windows Server 2003 R2

By using auto quotas, you can assign a quota template to a folder and specify that quotas based on that template be automatically generated and applied to the existing subfolders, as well as to any new subfolders created in the future.

For example, you may define an auto quota for folders that are created on demand, for roaming profile users or for new users. Every time a new folder is created, a new quota entry is automatically generated for that folder, using the template defined in the auto quota profile of its parent folder. These automatically generated quota entries can then be viewed in the results pane, under the Quotas node, as individually created quotas, which can be edited and modified separately.

To create an auto quota

  1. In Quota Management select the Quotas node.

  2. Right-click Quotas and click Create quota or select Create quota from the actions pane. This opens the Create Quota dialog box.

  3. Under quota path select or type the path to the folder to which the auto quota will apply. The auto quota will be applied to all subfolders (current and future) in this folder. Once the path is entered, select the Auto apply template and create quotas on existing and new subfolders option.

  4. Under Derive properties from this quota template select the quota template that you wish to apply. You can review the properties of each quota template in the summary list box.

  5. Click Create.


You can verify all automatically generated quotas by opening the Quotas node. An individual quota for each subfolder will be listed.

See Also


Edit auto quota properties