The NTFS volume and permissions

The NTFS volume and permissions
Adesh Rampat

Whether implementing Windows 2000 peer to peer networking or applying additional security permissions to files/folders on a Standalone PC the NTFS volume is always the best approach to use for the implementation of additional security permissions. In most cases, the NTFS volume is already created on personal computers with Windows 2000 pre-installed.

However, when upgrading from Windows 98 to Windows 2000 many users can easily bypass the option of converting FAT32 volumes to NTFS. Doing so may prevent you from applying security permissions to files and folders.

The good news is that a FAT32 volume can be easily converted to a NTFS volume without reinstalling Windows 2000.

The following procedure shows how this is done:

At the command line type

    convert "drive_letter": /fs:ntfs      For example convert c: /fs:ntfs

When this is done the administrator can grant additional security permissions to a user. Apart from security permissions, the user can get additional benefits such as disk quotas for home folders stored on the drive.

Adesh Rampat has 10 years experience with network and IT administration. He is a member of the Association of Internet Professionals, the Institute for Network Professionals and the International Webmasters Association. He has also lectured extensively on a variety of topics.

Requires Free Membership to View

Whether you loved it or hated it, why not let us know? E-mail us to sound off.

Related Book

Windows 2000 Security Handbook
Author : Tom Sheldon and Phil Cox
Publisher : McGraw-Hill
Published : Dec 2000
Summary :
Deploy and administer bullet-proof Windows 2000 security policies. This book explains how to safeguard intranet, Internet, and e-commerce transactions with IPSec, defend against hacking, spoofing, sniffing, and DDS attacks, and secure your network with firewalls, proxy servers, and VPNs.

This was first published in July 2001

There are Comments. Add yours.

TIP: Want to include a code block in your comment? Use <pre> or <code> tags around the desired text. Ex: <code>insert code</code>

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy
Sort by: OldestNewest

Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to:

Disclaimer: Our Tips Exchange is a forum for you to share technical advice and expertise with your peers and to learn from other enterprise IT professionals. TechTarget provides the infrastructure to facilitate this sharing of information. However, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or validity of the material submitted. You agree that your use of the Ask The Expert services and your reliance on any questions, answers, information or other materials received through this Web site is at your own risk.