Dirquota template import

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

Imports quota templates from a file.


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 template import /file:<Path> [/template:<TemplateName> | /ignore] [/remote:<ComputerName>]


Parameter Description


Imports quota templates from the XML file at path Path.


Imports only the template TemplateName. If you do not use this parameter, by default all templates in the file are imported.


Does not overwrite identically named templates that already exist on the computer.


Performs the operation on the remote computer ComputerName.


  • You can create the XML file that is used for importing quota templates by using the Dirquota template export 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 t i /f:quotatemplates.xml
    dirquota template import /file:quotatemplates.xml
  • 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. You enable this exception by using Windows Firewall in Control Panel.


When you import templates on a remote computer by using the /remote: parameter, the XML file specified by the /file: parameter must be located on the local computer.


  • To import the User Quota template from the file D:\templates.xml, type:

    dirquota template import /file:d:\templates.xml /template:"user quota"
  • To import templates on the remote computer FILESERVER1, using the file D:\Newtemplates.xml located on the local computer, type:

    dirquota template import /file:d:\newtemplates.xml /remote:fileserver1

Additional references

Command-Line Syntax Key

Dirquota template