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Setting an Individual Quota Level In Windows

Computers are used in multiuser environment in many organizations in order to minimize the cost and productivity of the company. Windows users have more provisions on limiting the space allowed for each user. Also read on Applying Default Quota Limits.

Computers are used in multiuser environment in many organizations in order to minimize the cost and productivity of the company. And to acheive this, better utilization of hardware resourses is the key. And earlier we saw how to set Quota limit for windows users in common. But, we can also set quotas for individual users. There are several reasons for setting quotas this way:

You can set restrictions on other users and at the same time allow a user who routinely updates your applications to have unlimited disk space.

You can set warnings at lower levels for a user who routinely exceeds disk space. You can apply the quota to users who already had files on the volume before the quota was implemented and thus have been granted unlimited disk space.

To set an individual quota, click the Quota Entries button in the bottom-right corner of the Quota tab. This brings up the dialog box shown in Figure below.

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To modify a user’s quota, double-click that user. This brings up a dialog box similar to the one shown in the screen shot below.

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 Screen: The quota settings for a user

Here, you can specify whether the user’s disk space should be limited, and you can set the limit and the warning level.

You can also modify the quotas of several users at once by pressing Ctrl while clicking to highlight several users and selecting Quota Properties.

Applying Individual Quota Limits

1. Select Start Run and type Explorer.

2. In Windows Explorer, expand My Computer. Right-click Local Disk (D:) and select Properties.

3. In the Local Disk Properties dialog box, select the Quota tab. Then click the Quota Entries button.

4. Double-click user2  to bring up his Quota Settings dialog box. Notice that user2 has limited disk space. Click the Do Not Limit Disk Usage radio button. Click the Apply button and then click the OK button.

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