Securing Files with NTFS Permissions
Updated: August 22, 2005
Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1
It is strongly recommended that you use the NTFS file system, instead of the FAT or FAT32 file system, for your application server. With NTFS, you can limit access to your Web server's files and directories. You can also configure the access level granted to a particular user or group for the files and directories on your server.
This section includes the following information:
Best Practices for Securing Files with NTFS Permissions: Provides best practices for configuring the files and folders that comprise your Web site to use NTFS security features.
Setting NTFS Permissions for Directories or Files: Provides procedural information about configuring NTFS permissions, which define the level of file or directory access assigned to a Windows user account.