How do I enable a quota using the Windows Server 2003 R2 File Server Resource Manager (FSRM)?

A. The FSRM quota system is a powerful feature for applying quotas on a per-volume or per-folder basis. Typically, you assign a defined quota template to a volume or folder, by performing these steps:

  1. Start the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) File System Resource Manager snap-in (Start, Programs, Administrative Tools, File Server Resource Manager).
  2. Expand the Quota Management branch and select Quotas.
  3. In the Actions pane, select Create Quota, or right-click the details pane of the MMC and select Create Quota from the context menu.
  4. Click Browse and select the volume or folder for the quota to apply to and click OK.
  5. Select "Create quota on path" and select the template from which you want to derive the quota properties to apply to the volume or path, as the figure shows.
  6. Click Create.

You can right-click the newly created quota and select "Edit Quota Properties" to modify settings from the defined template.

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