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Quota Templates In SharePoint 2013 Central Administration

In this article, we will see how to configure quota templates in SharePoint 2013 Central Admin. Here, we can configure the size of the sites in each Site Collection and configure the size quota on each site template present in the Site Collection.

This helps in maintaining server space, and prevents the sites from being overloaded along with helping the admins to have governance in each site under the Site Collection.

How to configure it?

Let’s open Central Admin of SharePoint on your machine. On your Windows desktop screen, click Start >> Administrative Tools >> SharePoint 2013 Central Administration.

  • Run it as an administrator to have elevated privileges.

  • You will see the screenshot given below.

  • Central Admin is configured under the categories given below.

  • Click on "Application Management".

  • Go to Site Collections.

  • Click on “Specify quota templates”.

  • You will see the screen below.


  1. Template Name Choose an existing template or create a new template for which you want to assign a quota for the site.

  2. Storage Limit Values Here, you can limit the storage on the site and also send a warning email when the Site Collection reaches the warning limit.

  3. Sandboxed Solutions with Code Limits Here, you can configure how many sandboxed code solutions should be executed within the site and you can send warning emails when a quota limit for that site has reached.

Once you complete the configuration, click on "OK" and the setting will be applied to all the sites created using the template with the defined quota.

Here, in this article, we saw how to configure quota on SharePoint sites using Central Administration. There is more to come on Central Administration. Until then, keep reading and keep learning!



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