JSI Tip 2109. What are the Windows 2000 default <b>NTFS</b> permissions?


When you install Windows 2000, and indicated that the file system is NTFS, Windows 2000 sets default permissions.

NOTE: If you Convert a drive to NTFS, the default permissions are set to Everyone - Full Control.

Assuming you installed Windows 2000 to the C: drive, the default permissions are:

   C:\ 
      Administrators - Full Control
      Creator/Owner - Full Control
      Everyone - Change
      System - Full Control

   C:\Program Files and <subfolders>
      Administrators - Full Control
      Creator/Owner - Full Control
      Everyone - Change
      Server Operators - Change
      System - Full Control

   C:\Temp
      Administrators - Full Control
      Creator/Owner - Full Control
      Everyone - Change
      System - Full Control

   C:\Documents and Settings
      Administrators - Special (RWXD)
      Everyone - List (RX)
      System - Full Control

   C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator and <subfolders>
      Creator/Owner - Full Control
      Everyone - Special (RWX)
      System - Full Control

   C:\Documents and Settings\All Users and <subfolders>
      Creator/Owner - Full Control
      Everyone - Special (RWX)
      System - Full Control

   C:\Documents and Settings\Default User and <subfolders>
      Creator/Owner - Full Control
      Everyone - Special (RWX)
      System - Full Control

   %SystemRoot%
      Administrators- Full Control
      Creator/Owner - Full Control
      Everyone - Change
      Server Operators - Change
      System - Full Control

   %SystemRoot%\Addins
      Administrators- Full Control
      Creator/Owner - Full Control
      Everyone - Change
      Server Operators - Change

   %SystemRoot%\Connection Wizard
      Administrators - Full Control
      Creator/Owner - Full Control
      Everyone - Change
      Server Operators - Change
      System - Full Control

   %SystemRoot%\Config
      Administrators - Full Control
      Creator/Owner - Full Control
      Everyone - Change
      Server Operators - Change
      System - Full Control

   %SystemRoot%\CSC
      Administrators - Full Control
      Creator/Owner - Full Control
      Everyone - Change
      Server Operators - Change
      System - Full Control

   %SystemRoot%\CSC\D1
      Administrators - Full Control
      Creator/Owner - Full Control
      Everyone - Change
      Server Operators - Change
      System - Full Control

   %SystemRoot%\CSC\D2
      Administrators - Full Control
      Creator/Owner - Full Control
      Everyone - Change
      Server Operators - Change
      System - Full Control

   %SystemRoot%\CSC\D3
      Administrators - Full Control
      Creator/Owner - Full Control
      Everyone - Change
      Server Operators - Change
      System - Full Control

   %SystemRoot%\CSC\D4
      Administrators - Full Control
      Creator/Owner - Full Control
      Everyone - Change
      Server Operators - Change
      System - Full Control

   %SystemRoot%\CSC\D5
      Administrators - Full Control
      Creator/Owner - Full Control
      Everyone - Change
      Server Operators - Change
      System - Full Control

   %SystemRoot%\CSC\D6
      Administrators - Full Control
      Creator/Owner - Full Control
      Everyone - Change
      Server Operators - Change
      System - Full Control

   %SystemRoot%\CSC\D7
      Administrators - Full Control
      Creator/Owner - Full Control
      Everyone - Change
      Server Operators - Change
      System - Full Control

   %SystemRoot%\CSC\D8
      Administrators - Full Control
      Creator/Owner - Full Control
      Everyone - Change
      Server Operators - Change
      System - Full Control

   %SystemRoot%\Cursors
      Administrators - Full Control
      Creator/Owner - Full Control
      Everyone - Change
      Server Operators - Change
      System - Full Control

   %SystemRoot%\Debug
      Administrators - Full Control
      Creator/Owner - Full Control
      Everyone - Change
      Server Operators - Change
      System - Full Control

   %SystemRoot%\Downloaded Program Files
      Administrators - Full Control
      Creator/Owner - Full Control
      Everyone - Change
      Server Operators - Change
      System - Full Control

   %SystemRoot%\Driver Cache
      Administrators - Full Control
      Creator/Owner - Full Control
      Everyone - Change
      Server Operators - Change
      System - Full Control

   %SystemRoot%\Driver Cache\I386
      Administrators - Full Control
      Creator/Owner - Full Control
      Everyone - Change
      Server Operators - Change
      System - Full Control

   %SystemRoot%\Fonts
      Administrators - Full Control
      Creator/Owner - Full Control
      Everyone - Change
      Server Operators - Change
      System - Full Control

   %SystemRoot%\Help
      Administrators - Full Control
      Creator/Owner - Full Control
      Everyone - Change
      Server Operators - Change
      System - Full Control

   %SystemRoot%\Inf
      Administrators - Full Control
      Creator/Owner - Full Control
      Everyone - Change
      Server Operators - Change
      System - Full Control

   %SystemRoot%\Installer
      Administrators - Full Control
      Creator/Owner - Full Control
      Everyone - Change
      Server Operators - Change
      System - Full Control

   %SystemRoot%\Java and <subfolders>
      Administrators - Full Control
      Creator/Owner - Full Control
      Everyone - Change
      Server Operators - Change
      System - Full Control

   %SystemRoot%\Media
      Administrators - Full Control
      Creator/Owner - Full Control
      Everyone - Change
      Server Operators - Change
      System - Full Control

   %SystemRoot%Mmsagent and subfolders
      Administrators - Full Control
      Creator/Owner - Full Control
      Everyone - Change
      Server Operators - Change
      System - Full Control

   %SystemRoot%\Mapps and subfolders
      Administrators - Full Control
      Creator/Owner - Full Control
      Everyone - Change
      Server Operators - Change
      System - Full Control

   %SystemRoot%\Mw32 and subfolders
      Administrators - Full Control
      Creator/Owner - Full Control
      Everyone - Change
      Server Operators - Change
      System - Full Control

   %SystemRoot%\Offline Web Pages 
      Administrators - Full Control
      Creator/Owner - Full Control
      Everyone - Change
      Server Operators - Change
      System - Full Control

   %SystemRoot%\Registration
      Administrators - Full Control
      Creator/Owner - Full Control
      Everyone - Change
      Server Operators - Change
      System - Full Control

   %SystemRoot%\Repair
      Administrators - Full Control
      Creator/Owner - Full Control
      Everyone - Read
      Server Operators - Full Control
      System - Full Control

   %SystemRoot%\Registration
      Administrators - Full Control
      Creator/Owner - Full Control
      Everyone - Read
      Server Operators - Full Control

   %SystemRoot%\Security and <subfolders>
      Administrators - Full Control
      Creator/Owner - Full Control
      Everyone - Read
      Server Operators - Full Control

   %SystemRoot%\Speech
      Administrators - Full Control
      Creator/Owner - Full Control
      Everyone - Change
      Server Operators - Change
      System - Full Control

   %SystemRoot%\System
      Administrators - Full Control
      Creator/Owner - Full Control
      Everyone - Change
      Server Operators - Change
      System - Full Control

   %SystemRoot%\System32
      Administrators - Full Control
      Creator/Owner - Full Control
      Everyone - Change
      Server Operators - Change
      System - Full Control

   %SystemRoot%\System32\CatRoot
      Administrators - Full Control
      Creator/Owner - Full Control
      Everyone - Change 
      Server Operators - Change
      System - Full Control

   %SystemRoot%\System32\Com 
      Administrators - Full Control
      Creator/Owner - Full Control
      Everyone - Change
      Server Operators - Change
      System - Full Control

   %SystemRoot%\System32\Config
      Administrators - Full Control
      Creator/Owner - Full Control 
      Everyone - List
      Server Operators - List
      System - Full Control

   %SystemRoot%\System32\Dhcp
      Administrators - Full Control
      Creator/Owner - Full Control
      Everyone - Read (RX)
      Server Operators - Full Control
      System - Full Control

   %SystemRoot%\System32\Drivers and <subfolders>
      Administrators - Full Control
      Creator/Owner - Full Control
      Everyone - Read (RX) 
      Server Operators - Full Control
      System - Full Control

   %SystemRoot%\System32\DTCLog
      Administrators - Full Control
      Creator/Owner - Full Control
      Everyone - Read (RX) 
      Server Operators - Full Control
      System - Full Control

   %SystemRoot%\system32\export
      Administrators - Full Control
      Creator/Owner - Full Control
      Everyone - Read (RX) 
      Server Operators - Full Control
      System - Full Control

   %SystemRoot%\System32\GroupPolicy and <subfolders>
      Administrators - Full Control
      Creator/Owner - Full Control
      Everyone - Read (RX) 
      Server Operators - Full Control
      System - Full Control

   %SystemRoot%\System32\IAS
      Administrators - Full Control
      Creator/Owner - Full Control
      Everyone - Read (RX) 
      Server Operators - Full Control
      System - Full Control

   %SystemRoot%\System32\Inetsrv 
      Administrators - Full Control
      Creator/Owner - Full Control
      Everyone - Change
      Server Operators - Change
      System - Full Control

   %SystemRoot%\System32\Mui and <subfolders>
      Administrators - Full Control
      Creator/Owner - Full Control
      Everyone - Change
      Server Operators - Change
      System - Full Control

   %SystemRoot%\System32\Npp
      Administrators - Full Control
      Creator/Owner - Full Control
      Everyone - Change
      Server Operators - Change
      System - Full Control

   %SystemRoot%\System32\NtmsData
      Administrators - Full Control
      Creator/Owner - Full Control
      Everyone - Change
      Server Operators - Change
      System - Full Control

   %SystemRoot%\System32\Os2 and <subfolders>
      Administrators - Full Control
      Creator/Owner - Full Control
      Everyone - Change
      Server Operators - Change
      System - Full Control

   %SystemRoot%\System32\Ras
      Administrators - Full Control
      Creator/Owner - Full Control
      Everyone - Change (RWXD)
      Server Operators - Full Control
      System - Full Control

   %SystemRoot%\System32\Rocket
      Administrators - Full Control
      Creator/Owner - Full Control
      Everyone - Read (RX)
      Server Operators - Full Control
      System - Full Control

   %SystemRoot%\System32\Rpcproxy
      Administrators - Full Control
      Creator/Owner - Full Control
      Everyone - Read (RX)
      Replicator- Change (RWXD)
      Server Operators - Change (RWXD)
      System - Full Control

   %SystemRoot%\System32\Setup
      Administrators - Full Control
      Creator/Owner - Full Control
      Everyone - Read (RX)
      Replicator- Change (RWXD)
      Server Operators - Change (RWXD)
      System - Full Control

   %SystemRoot%\System32\ShellExt
      Administrators - Full Control
      Creator/Owner - Full Control
      Everyone - Read (RX)
      Replicator- Change (RWXD)
      Server Operators - Change (RWXD)
      System - Full Control

   %SystemRoot%\System32\Spool and <subfolders>
      Administrators - Full Control
      Creator/Owner - Full Control
      Everyone - Read (RX)
      Print Operators- Full Control
      Server Operators - Full Control 
      System - Full Control

   %SystemRoot%\System32\Wbem and <subfolders>
      Administrators - Full Control
      Creator/Owner - Full Control
      Everyone - Change
      Server Operators - Change
      System - Full Control

   %SystemRoot%\System32\Wins
      Administrators - Full Control
      Creator/Owner - Full Control
      Everyone - Change (RWXD)
      Server Operators - Change (RWXD)
      System - Full Control

   %SystemRoot%\Tasks
      Administrators- Full Control
      Creator/Owner - Full Control
      Everyone - Change
      Server Operators - Change
      System - Full Control

   %SystemRoot%\Temp
      Administrators- Full Control
      Creator/Owner - Full Control
      Everyone - Change
      Server Operators - Change
      System - Full Control

   %SystemRoot%\twain_32
      Administrators- Full Control
      Creator/Owner - Full Control
      Everyone - Change
      Server Operators - Change
      System - Full Control
    
   %SystemRoot%\Web
      Administrators- Full Control
      Creator/Owner - Full Control
      Everyone - Change
      Server Operators - Change
      System - Full Control

   Any other folders
      Administrators - Full Control
      Creator/Owner - Full Control
      Everyone - Change
      Server Operators - Change
      System - Full Control

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