Security and File Systems

Windows 2000 can work with three files systems: FAT, FAT32, and NTFS. Although Application Center works with FAT32 and NTFS, it is highly recommended that you use NTFS. NTFS provides a rich set of security features that are not available with FAT32. For example, you cannot use FAT32 to restrict access to files via ACLs. Without NTFS, Web sites are much more vulnerable to security threats.

Bb687350.caution(en-us,TechNet.10).gif Caution   Installation on a FAT16 partition is not supported (except for Administrative client installations).

Related Topics

  • For more information about how file systems affect cluster synchronization, see Security During Synchronization.

  • For more information about Windows 2000 file systems, see the Windows 2000 Help.

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