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Windows® 7 Resource Kit by Tony Northrup Mitch Tulloch and Jerry Honeycutt

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Disk Quotas

Administrators can configure disk quotas to control how much of a volume a single user can fill with files. This is most useful when implemented on a server that hosts shared folders. However, you might also need to implement disk quotas on client computers in environments in which multiple users access a single computer because they can help prevent a single user from completely filling a volume and thereby preventing other users from saving files. Disk quotas have not changed significantly since Windows XP.

Before enabling disk quotas, consider whether they are worthwhile. Managing disk quotas requires administrators to monitor disk quota events, such as a user exceeding a disk storage threshold. Administrators must then work with ...

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