default security settings

Posted on 2001-07-25
Last Modified: 2010-04-13
is it standard for Windows 2000 Server to come with security settings set to "Full Control" for Everyone, for all hard drives, and to not have any other accounts with specified permissions?

please point to specific documentation, as i need this information for a dispute.
Question by:dredge
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hi dredge,

yes i suppose it is a standard as all thew drives that i chaecked on my server has 'everyone' in the security setting with full control n no other accounts. i have not found any specific documentation but i am looking for it .... will let u know ....

bye for now

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hatim earned 50 total points
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ID: 6319097
good info, hatim. thank you very much.

you will get the points for this question but I want to leave this open for a while longer to see if anyone else has any good information.

I may award points on seperate questions to others who provide good information.

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ID: 6319109
More information:

the article that Hatim posted says that default security for drives that are converted to NTFS will be set to Everyone with full permissions.

does this affect a system with a RAID configuration? it seems that C:\ and D:\ on all 3 of my Win2K servers (which all have RAID) are set to Everyone, Full permissions.

Does anyone know, if i rebuild my servers (reinstall Win2K), will these permissions stay or will it reset to the defaults listed in the article above?

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