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What does W2K Everyone account do and can I remove it?

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Hi, I'm putting up a web server and will host a web site for experience and fun. I use Windows 2000 Advance Server, IIS 5 and Access database on my C drive. Now I have 2 questions about security:
1. it is said that you should store your database on a different drive for security. Is it really helpful? (My D drive has no OS installed).
2: I went to the properties of both my c and d drive. On the security tab. There's only one user: Everyone. And he is given full control. If I remove this user, does it mean IUSR_computerName can't access my web page even if I add him on the security tab and assign him read & Execute permission. And will administrator be able to do his job if I add him and give him full control.

In fact, what exactly is this Everyone thing?

Thank you
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Database:

A separate drive is recommended, but at a minimum, put it in a folder that is not under "C:\Inetpub".  Put is somewhere else, like "C:\WebDatabase".  


Permissions:

Do *NOT* use the "Everyone" group for any of your folders.  At the root of the C: drive, change the permissions as follows.  Propagate the settings down to subfolders.

Remove -- Everyone
Add --
    Administrators          Full Control
    SYSTEM                   Read Only
    Users                       Read Only

Then, change the permissions of the C:\Inetpub folder as follows.

Add --
    Administrators          Full Control
    SYSTEM                   Read Only
    Users                       Read Only
    IUSR_compname       Read and execute
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