Limit profile size

This policy setting sets the maximum size of each user profile and determines the system's response when a user profile reaches the maximum size. This policy setting affects both local and roaming profiles.

If you disable this policy setting or do not configure it, the system does not limit the size of user profiles.

If you enable this policy setting, you can:

-- Set a maximum permitted user profile size.
-- Determine whether the registry files are included in the calculation of the profile size.
-- Determine whether users are notified when the profile exceeds the permitted maximum size.
-- Specify a customized message notifying users of the oversized profile.
-- Determine how often the customized message is displayed.

Note: In operating systems earlier than Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows will not allow users to log off until the profile size has been reduced to within the allowable limit. In Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows will not block users from logging off. Instead, if the user has a roaming user profile, Windows will not synchronize the user's profile with the roaming profile server if the maximum profile size limit specified here is exceeded.

Supported on: At least Windows 2000
Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
Value NameEnableProfileQuota
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

Custom Message

Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
Value NameProfileQuotaMessage
Value TypeREG_SZ
Default ValueYou have exceeded your profile storage space. Before you can log off, you need to move some items from your profile to network or local storage.
Max Profile size (KB)

Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
Value NameMaxProfileSize
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value30000
Min Value300
Max Value30000000
Show registry files in the file list
Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
Value NameIncludeRegInProQuota
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value0
True Value1
False Value0
Notify user when profile storage space is exceeded.
Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
Value NameWarnUser
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value0
True Value1
False Value0
Remind user every X minutes:

Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
Value NameWarnUserTimeout
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value15
Min Value
Max Value

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