Change the Quota That Is Allocated to the SYSVOL Staging Folder

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2

You can use this procedure to modify the amount of disk space that is allocated to the staging folder in SYSVOL. If space is available on the volume, you can increase the quota that is allocated to the staging folder to improve SYSVOL replication efficiency. For more information, see Optimize the size of staging folders.

Membership in Domain Admins, or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete this procedure. Review details about using the appropriate accounts and group memberships at Local and Domain Default Groups (

To change the space that is allocated to the staging folder

  1. On the Start menu, point to Administrative Tools, and then click DFS Management.

  2. In the console tree, expand Replication, and then click Domain System Volume.

  3. In the details pane, right-click the SYSVOL replication member whose staging folder allocation you want to change, and then click Properties.

  4. On the Staging tab, change the value in Quota (in megabytes), and then click OK.