Q: What is WinQuota?
A: WinQuota is a fast and reliable solution to provide per-directory quota management,
including user notifications, hard and soft limits, and fully automated process
of quota management.
Q: Why I need to use WinQuota?
A: Please, take a look at disk space management advantages it provides, and how you can use different quota settings
Q: What WinQuota means by "real-time"?
A: It means that all WinQuota limits work in real time, without any periodical scans or
something like that. WinQuota handles (and declines if necessary) all file operations
before they are taken to file system.
Q: What are the WinQuota requirements?
A: Pentium suitable processor (AMD64, Itanium), 128MB RAM, 15MB free disk space, see requirements and features for details.
Q: Which operating systems are supported?
A: Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows 2003, Windows 2008 in any distributive (Small Business, Enterprise, etc).
Q: Does WinQuota support Windows 2003 Appliance Edition?
A: Yes, directly.
Q: Does WinQuota support Windows 2003 and Windows 2008 IA64/AMD64 platform?
A: Yes, but at least Windows 2003 SP1 is recommended for these architectures.
Q: Does WinQuota support Windows 2008 Core?
A: Yes, except inexistent components to integrate, like Windows NT Explorer.
Q: Does WinQuota support Windows 2003 and 2008 Cluster?
A: Yes. WinQuota works in cluster environment well, especially with
standard configurations with 2 nodes (active/passive node in particular).
One important point: according to the license agreement, you need separate
license for every cluster node, so in case with cluster environment it will cost
2*299$ for typical configuration.
Q: What kind of software is WinQuota?
A: WinQuota is a server side software; you need to install it to your file server, hosting computer, or other server.
Q: Can I install WinQuota to my personal notebook?
A: Yes, but quota settings will be applied only for your computer directories and files.
Please take a look at possible ways of using WinQuota.
Q: Can WinQuota work without continuous administrator assistance?
A: Yes, WinQuota was designed to make your administrator free of manual quota settings tracking; WinQuota is able to work fully automatically.
Q: What is the difference between soft and hard quota limits?
A: The hard limits cannot be exceeded at all; soft limits may be exceeded but WinQuota will warn your system administrator.
Q: Can I use custom notifications?
A: Yes, without any limitations.
Q: Does notifications work in sandbox?
A: Yes, every program works with credentials of standard user with minimal rights. You are able to escalate rights for a user at your own risk.
Q: Does WinQuota have ability to notify me of quota limits excess via handy/pager?
A: Yes; please read the notification questions
section for details.
Q: Does WinQuota have programming level API?
A: Yes. It is available for any COM suitable program starting with C++ and ending with any WSH capable script. Please, read the appropriate
Q: I have Opteron, Athlon 64 or Intel Xeon with EM64T enabled. Which version of WinQuota should I use?
A: WinQuota AMD64 edition, if you've using 64 bit Windows. Use x86 version for all other cases.
Q: How to setup quota limits precisely?
A: Please, take a look at our examples.
Q: How to send you a bug report?
A: Please, take a look here.
Q: Are there any compatibility problems for WinQuota?
A: WinQuota has no compatibility problems now. But we would appreciate any information concerning the problems you encountered.