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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-13-2003, 02:56 PM Thread Starter
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Windows 2000 Server Installs.....

Do you guys setup a different partation for a boot drive ( like 2gb ) and then put the rest on a secondary partation, d:? If so, why? A client says something about increased security
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-13-2003, 03:27 PM
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Depending on how I'm setting up 2000 server...

C drive->system (no user shares)
D drive->user shares (web serving, ftp, share network content, etc.)

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C drive->system (no user shares)
D drive->Active Directory files and folders (no user shares)
E drive->user shares (web serving, ftp, shared network content, etc.)

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-13-2003, 03:32 PM
 
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C: is always the system drive, ALWAYS. Make sure not to cut it too close on space, 5-8GB is usually enough.

The rest is as stated above, the AD stuff is for computers that are domain controllers... if you're not dcpromo'ing them, you don't need the separate AD partition.

And of course the system and AD partitions don't need any fault tolerance. C is easily rebuildable (restoring system state blows ass) and AD info is better redone than restored.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-13-2003, 03:41 PM
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Oh yea, some more fun with Windows....

rename the default Admin account to something else and give it a really difficult password that would only make sense to you. My default password is something that contains 27 numbers/upper case letters/lower case letters/special characters and doesn't take an ounce of remembering (unless I'm in a comma).

create a new account "Administrator" and give them Guest group priveledges. What your logs and check to see if anyone is trying to gain access (which would be an obvious intrusion, since you renamed the admin account to something else).

disable the guest account

lock down the system drive (and the AD drive if needed)

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-14-2003, 03:08 AM
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I dunno about increased security, but yeah putting the system on the c drive, and the applications and storage on the d drive just makes organization easier. Also easier to backup 5 - 8 gigs when you want to reinstall, than having to back up 40+ gigs. No need to format the storage drive when you're reinstalling.

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