NTFS, or NT File System, is the key to successfully protecting Internet Information Services and your Web sites while providing the access necessary for the user utilizing the Web server. NTFS was designed to provide security features for high-end servers and workstations, including those accessed from the Internet. When properly configured, Internet Information Services and Windows 2000 can be used to establish a safe environment for any documents publicly accessed.
For documents from IIS to be protected by Windows 2000 security, these files and directories need to be placed on an NTFS partition. By using NTFS, you ensure the access that users and groups need to the appropriate files and directories in Internet Information Services.