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Enable disk quotas

Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Disk Quotas

Description

Enables and disables disk quota management on all NTFS volumes of the computer, and prevents users from changing the setting.

  • If you enable this policy, disk quota management is enabled, and users cannot disable it.
  • If you disable the policy, disk quota management is disabled, and users cannot enable it.
  • If this policy is not configured, disk quota management is disabled by default, but administrators can enable it.

To prevent users from changing the setting while a policy is in effect, the system disables the Enable quota management option on the Quota tab of NTFS volumes.

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This policy enables disk quota management but does not establish or enforce a particular disk quota limit. To specify a disk quota limit, use the Default quota limit and warning level policy. Otherwise, the system uses the physical space on the volume as the quota limit.

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To enable or disable disk quota management without setting a policy, in My Computer, right-click the name of an NTFS volume, click Properties, click the Quota tab, and then click the Enable quota management option.

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