Quota entry updates

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Quota entry updates

Within the NTFS file system, volume usage information is stored by user security ID (SID), not user account name. When the Quota Entries window is opened for the first time, disk quotas must obtain user account names from either the network domain controller or Local Users and Groups, match them to the SIDs for current volume users, and populate the entries in the Name column with user names. These names appear in this field as they are obtained from the domain controller or Local Users and Groups. This process begins immediately the first time you view quota entries.

After the names have been obtained, they are saved to cache files in the DiskQuota folder in the user's Application Data directory (\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows NT\DiskQuota) so that they are immediately available the next time the Quota Entries window is opened. However, because these cache files might go several days without being updated by Windows, the Quota Entries window might not reflect changes you have made to the domain's user accounts list since viewing quota entries.

To obtain current user names, press F5. Windows then refreshes the user names for each user from the network domain controller or Local Users and Groups. Depending on the number of volume users and the current network speed, this process could take a few minutes. During this process, if you want to see a particular user's name more quickly, you can select that entry to move it to the top of the list.

For instructions, see View disk quota information for volume users.