The File Server Resource Manager is a role in Windows Server 2012 R2 which is used to enable quotas on shared folders. This article will explain how to share a folder and enable quota using the File Server Resource Manager. Specifically, you will learn:

  1. Configuring File Server Resource Manager.
  2. Sharing a folder using File and Storage Services.
  3. Enabling quota on shared folder.

Prerequisites

Following are prerequisites for this tutorial:

  1. The administrator account has a strong password.
  2. Static IP is configured.
  3. Latest windows updates are installed.
  4. Firewall is turned off.

Configuring File Server Resource Manager

Step 1: Open server manager dashboard, click Manage -> Add Role and Features.

Add Role in File Server Resource Manager

Step 2: Click Next.

Click next

Step 3: Choose Role-based or feature-based installation and click Next.

Choose Role-based or feature-based installation

Step 4: Click Next.

Go to the next step

Step 5: Expand File and Storage Services -> File and iSCSI Services -> File Server Resource Manager. Click Next.

Expand File and Storage Services

Step 6: Click Add Features.

Add Features Step 7: Choose .NET Framework and then Click Next.

Choose .NET FRamework

Step 8: Click Install.

Install now

Sharing a Folder using File and Storage Services

Step 1: Open server manager dashboard, click File and Storage Services.

Open server manager dashboard

Step 2: Click Shares.

Click on shares

Step 3: Click Tasks -> New Share.

Choose to create a new share

Step 4: Choose SMB Share - Quick. Click Next.

Choose SMB Share

Step 5: Click Browse.

Browse share location

Step 6: Click New Folder and name it.

Create a new folder

Step 7: Choose the folder created in step 6 and click Select Folder.

Select the new folder

Step 8: Click Next.

Go to the next step

Step 9: Click Next.

Choose next again

Step 10: Check Enable access-based enumeration and click Next.

Enable access-based enumeration

Step 11: Click Next.

Choose next

Step 12: Click Create.

Click on create button

Enabling Quota on Shared Folder

Step 1: Open server manager dashboard, click Tools -> File Server Resource Manager.

File Server Resource Manager

Step 2: Expand File Server Resource Manager -> Quota Management. Click Create Quota...

 Quota Management

Step 3: Click Browse and provide the path of the shared folder.

provide the path of shared folder

Step 4: Choose Drive properties from this quota template (recommended): and choose the template from the drop down. Click Create.

Choose Drive properties

Conclusion Quota management is a useful feature which allows you to set a storage limit on a shared folder. When you finished this article, you might want to further explore a file screening provided by the File Server Resource Manager.

How to Configure and Enable Quota on Shared Folder Using File Server Resource Manager in Windows Server 2012 R2

One thought on “How to Configure and Enable Quota on Shared Folder Using File Server Resource Manager in Windows Server 2012 R2

  • April 14, 2020 at 3:42 am
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    Hi there, this can also be done in the other way. I feel it is a long process.
    However, after installing all the roles we can directly go to this pc properties select quota and followed by the process.

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