Enable disk quota management in Windows Vista

Windows Vista allows an administrator to allow only a certain amount of disk space for each user. It can come handy if a lot of people are using the same computer or network. This way each of them are allotted a fixed amount of disk space (Say 10 GB). If they try to exceed this limit, Windows issues a warning. To enable disk quota, follow these guidelines :

Note : You do not need steps 4 and 5 if you have UAC disabled. See how to turn off User Account Control (UAC).

  1. Go to Start → Computer. If you have classic view enabled, double-click on Computer icon on your desktop.
  2. Right-click on the disk partition (say C:) that you want to enable disk quota, then select Properties.

    Enable Disk Quota Windows Vista

  3. Select Quota tab by clicking on it.
  4. Click Show Quota Setting button
  5. Click Continue when UAC is displayed.
  6. Check Enable Quota Management checkbox also check the Deny disk space to users exceeding quota limit checkbox. Select Limit disk space to radio button, then configure your desired disk space amount which you want it to be limited to. Configure your desired warning disk space amount.
  7. Click OK button to save the setting.