Verifying the Filesystem

When planning your Active Directory deployment, the filesystem the operating system uses is an important concern for many reasons. First, the filesystem can provide the ultimate level of security for all of the information stored on the server itself. Second, it is responsible for managing and tracking all of this data. Furthermore, certain features are available only on certain filesystems. These features include encryption support, remote file access, remote storage, disk redundancy, and disk quotas.

The Windows Server 2008 R2 platform supports two filesystems:

  • File Allocation Table 32 (FAT32)
  • Windows NT File System (NTFS)

The fundamental difference between FAT32 and NTFS partitions is that NTFS allows for filesystem-level ...

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