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Disk Quota

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  • Hi, Guys, Can someone guid me how to manage and configure File server Disk Quota through Group Policy of Server 2012.

    Thanx and Regards,

    Muhammad Tayyub

    Thursday, January 08, 2015 11:58 AM

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  • Hi Muhammad,

    >> Can someone guid me how to manage and configure File server Disk Quota through Group Policy of Server 2012.

    Before going further, could you provide more information about what you want to achieve with group policy Disk Quota settings? The policy settings for Disk Quota is located at:

    Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\File System\Disk Quotas

    Besides, regarding how to control Disk Quota policy processing, the following article can be referred to for more information.

    Disk Quota policy processing

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc978819.aspx

    Best regards,

    Frank Shen


    Friday, January 09, 2015 8:22 AM
    Moderator
  • The policy settings for Disk Quota is located at: Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\File System\Disk Quotas

    Besides, regarding how to control Disk Quota policy processing, the following article can be referred to for more information.

    Disk Quota policy processing

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc978819.aspx

    @Frank, I found GP settings for Disk Quotas in a different path than you mentioned (on Win7), and, researching the GP settings workbooks for various Windows versions, this appears consistently in that different policy path:

    \Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Disk Quotas\

     Enable disk quotas   Machine   System\Disk Quotas 
     Enforce disk quota limit   Machine   System\Disk Quotas 
     Specify default quota limit and warning   level   Machine   System\Disk Quotas 
     Log event when quota limit is exceeded   Machine   System\Disk Quotas 
     Log event when quota warning level is exceeded   Machine   System\Disk Quotas 
     Apply policy to removable media   Machine   System\Disk Quotas 

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc952113.aspx

    @Muhammad, does the description/help text in the GPeditor explain which settings to use for your scenario ?


    Don
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    • Edited by DonPick Friday, January 09, 2015 9:54 AM
    Friday, January 09, 2015 9:54 AM
  • The policy settings for Disk Quota is located at: Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\File System\Disk Quotas

    Besides, regarding how to control Disk Quota policy processing, the following article can be referred to for more information.

    Disk Quota policy processing

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc978819.aspx

    @Frank, I found GP settings for Disk Quotas in a different path than you mentioned (on Win7), and, researching the GP settings workbooks for various Windows versions, this appears consistently in that different policy path:

    \Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Disk Quotas\

     Enable disk quotas   Machine   System\Disk Quotas 
     Enforce disk quota limit   Machine   System\Disk Quotas 
     Specify default quota limit and warning   level   Machine   System\Disk Quotas 
     Log event when quota limit is exceeded   Machine   System\Disk Quotas 
     Log event when quota warning level is exceeded   Machine   System\Disk Quotas 
     Apply policy to removable media   Machine   System\Disk Quotas 

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc952113.aspx

    @Muhammad, does the description/help text in the GPeditor explain which settings to use for your scenario ?


    Don
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    I concur with this!
    Friday, January 09, 2015 10:04 AM
  • @Muhammad, you should also consider if there is a need to use GP for quotas at all - e.g. if you have a single, or small number of machines which need quotas applied, and that is for Windows Server OS, you could simply use FSRM to implement quotas.

    GP for quotas would be more useful if you have a larger quantity of machines which need quotas implemented, where implementing manually on each machine would be too much effort.

    For detailed discussion of disk quotas, consider the dedicated File Services/Storage forum:
    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/home?forum=winserverfiles


    Don
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    Friday, January 09, 2015 11:19 AM
  • Hi Don,

    >>\Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Disk Quotas\

    Yes, you are right. I accidently input the wrong path. Appreciate your correcting.

    Best regards,

    Frank Shen

    Tuesday, January 13, 2015 2:59 AM
    Moderator
  • Thanks Don,

                       Actually i want to apply Disk Quota on Organization Unit by GPO instead of going to there properties and giving them the path of drive on file server. I want to do this all by Group Policy on Organizational Unit.

    Best Regards,

    Muhammad Tayyub.

    Sunday, January 18, 2015 6:43 PM
  • Thanks Frank Shen,

                       Actually i want to apply Disk Quota on Organization Unit by GPO instead of going to Users properties and giving them the path(\\server\share\%username%) of drive on file server. I want to do this all by Group Policy on Organizational Unit.

    Best Regards,

    Muhammad Tayyub.


    Sunday, January 18, 2015 6:44 PM