Simplifying Quota Management with Quota Templates

by Chris Sanders [Published on 8 April 2008 / Last Updated on 8 April 2008]

Disk Quotas are a great way to manage physical disk space, but managing them can become cumbersome. Quota templates are a good way to help with this

If physical disk space is a concern on your network then setting disk quotas are a good way to manage how much space a particular user can utilize. Unfortunately, as a network grows in size these may become very hard to manage. That being the case you should look at Quota Templates to help ease administration of disk quotas.

The goal behind a quota template is to allow you to apply groups of settings to folders and volumes quickly. You can create a quota template by opening the File System Resource Manager, expanding the quota management node, right-clicking on the quota templates node, and clicking Create Quota Template. From this dialog you can specify settings such as the quota space limit, whether it is a hard or soft quota, and notification thresholds. Once you have created a quota template it can be applied to any folder or volume you like


Chris Sanders is a network consultant for KeeFORCE, one of the most popular network consulting firms in western Kentucky. Chris is the author of the book Practical Packet Analysis as well as several technical articles. His personal website at contains a great deal of information, articles, and guides related to network administration, network security, packet analysis, and general information technology.

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