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NTFS - Why it is secured that FAT?


Hi Guys,

The Windows NTFS file system (NTFS) partitions offer access controls and protections that are not available with the file allocation table (FAT), FAT32, or FAT32x file systems. Make sure that you format all partitions on your server using NTFS. If necessary, use the Convert tool to convert your FAT partitions to NTFS.

Note :
If you use the Convert tool, it will set the access control lists (ACLs) for the converted drive to Everyone: Full Control. Use the Fixacls.exe tool from the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit to reset the ACLs to values that are more reasonable and recommended in Best Practices for Centralized Management.

Thank you,


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