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Internet Information Services (IIS) 6 Resource Kit by The Microsoft IIS Team

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Secure the Root Folder of Each Disk Volume

Immediately after a new installation of Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003, the special group Everyone has Read and Execute permissions on the root of the system volume, which is the disk volume where Windows Server 2003 is installed.

Any folders created beneath the root of the system volume automatically inherit the permissions assigned to the root of the system volume. This means that the Everyone group will have Read and Execute permissions on any new folders created immediately beneath the root of the system volume. To prevent an accidental breach in security, remove the permissions assigned to the special group "Everyone" on dedicated Web servers.

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