No one needs to write a driver to do this. Just reinstall NT over top of existing NT install. Any NTFS partitions will then be accessable by the newly created administrator account. Initially the admin may not have access, but he/she will have the power to grant himself access.
The only way to secure any disk volume is with encription. Server needs to be in a secure area otherwise it is not secure.
[From: Kenneth Smith <Kenneth_Smith @
[Date: 6 Dec 95 15:50:06
[Subject: NT Security and NTFS
[Questions about NT security have been tossed around quite a bit lately, but I
[have a new one to add to the pot.
[One of the claims which NT makes to security is its NTFS file system, which
[unlike FAT supports permissions natively. It is, for instance, a required
[element of NT's C2 configuration.
[But as I understand it . . . wouldn't it be possible to write or obtain an NTFS
[file system driver for some alternate OS which supports installable file
[systems (i.e., Windows 95, Linux)? If this is the case, wouldn't this mean
[that booting to or installing that OS on anotherwise supposedly secure system
[would grant the user unrestricted access to the file system? I would imagine
[that some enterprising individual could even come up with a way to boot the
[file system and a simple command-line interface off of a floppy.
[I know that this question presupposes physical access to the machine in
[question, and if that happens there are any number of possible back-doors, but
[it still strikes me as a rather large loophole.
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