Dirquota autoquota add

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

Creates and configures a new auto apply quota.


To use this command, you must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group.

For examples of how to use this command, see Examples.


dirquota autoquota add /path:<Path> /sourcetemplate:<TemplateName> [/remote:<ComputerName>]


Parameter Description


Creates an auto apply quota on path Path. You can use the following wildcard characters:

  • \. — the folder specified by Path

  • \* — all immediate subfolders of Path


Configures the auto apply quota by using the properties of the quota template TemplateName. If the template name contains a space, enclose the name in quotation marks.


Performs the operation on the remote computer ComputerName.


  • The **/sourcetemplate:**TemplateName parameter derives the following auto apply quota properties from the quota template TemplateName:

    • Space limit

    • Quota type (hard or soft)

    • Notification thresholds and notifications (if configured)

    To create and manage quota templates, use the Dirquota template command.

  • The shortest sequence of characters that uniquely identifies a parameter can be used as an abbreviation. For example, the following two commands are equivalent:

    dirquota au a /p:d:\scratch /s:"100 mb limit" 
    dirquota autoquota add /path:d:\scratch /sourcetemplate:"100 mb limit"
  • To perform operations on a remote computer by using the **/remote:**ComputerName parameter:

    • You must be logged on with a domain account that is a member of the Administrators group on both the local computer and the remote computer.

    • The remote computer must be running Windows Server 2008, and File Server Resource Manager must be installed.

    • The Remote File Server Resource Manager Management exception on the remote computer must be enabled. Enable this exception by using Windows Firewall in Control Panel.


  • To create an auto apply quota based on the User Quota template that will be applied to all subfolders of D:\users, type:

    dirquota autoquota add /path:d:\users /sourcetemplate:"user quota"

Additional references

Command-Line Syntax Key

Dirquota autoquota