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CompTIA A+® Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, Seventh Edition by Michael Meyers

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CHAPTER 16Securing Windows Resources

In this chapter, you will learn how to

• Create and administer Windows users and groups

• Define and utilize NTFS permissions for authorization

• Describe how to share a Windows computer securely

You might ask me, “What’s the single greatest aspect that keeps Microsoft Windows the number one operating system in the world?” My answer is “Windows is the easiest operating system for securing resources, individual computers, and entire networks.” Windows really gets it right when it comes to protection. Windows uses a combination of user accounts and groups that tie into the NTFS file system to provide incredibly powerful file and folder protection. This user/group/NTFS combo scales down to just a single computer ...

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