FSRM: There should be fewer than 1000 quotas configured on the server

Published: April 27, 2010

Updated: August 31, 2012

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012

This topic is intended to address a specific issue identified by a Best Practices Analyzer scan. You should apply the information in this topic only to computers that have had the File Services Best Practices Analyzer run against them and are experiencing the issue addressed by this topic. For more information about best practices and scans, see Best Practices Analyzer.

Operating System

Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012


File Services






There are more than 1000 quotas configured on the server.


The File Server Resource Manager user interface will perform slowly.


Use File Server Resource Manager to delete unneeded quotas or to consolidate individual quotas. If this is not possible, use command-line tools or scripts to administer quotas.

To delete unneeded quotas by using File Server Resource Manager

  1. Open File Server Resource Manager.

  2. In the console tree, expand Quota Management, and then click Quotas.

  3. For each unneeded quota, right-click the quota and click Delete.

Additional references

Quota Management (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=187098)