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Local volumes must be formatted using NTFS.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-220708 WN10-00-000050 SV-220708r569187_rule High
The ability to set access permissions and auditing is critical to maintaining the security and proper access controls of a system. To support this, volumes must be formatted using the NTFS file system.
Microsoft Windows 10 Security Technical Implementation Guide 2023-09-29


Check Text ( C-22423r554609_chk )
Run "Computer Management".
Navigate to Storage >> Disk Management.

If the "File System" column does not indicate "NTFS" for each volume assigned a drive letter, this is a finding.

This does not apply to system partitions such the Recovery and EFI System Partition.
Fix Text (F-22412r554610_fix)
Format all local volumes to use NTFS.