Users, Groups, and Permissions

In this chapter, you will learn how to

•   Create and administer Windows users and groups

•   Define and use NTFS permissions for authorization

•   Share a Windows computer securely

•   Secure PCs with User Account Control

Through the combination of user accounts, groups, and NTFS permissions, Windows provides incredibly powerful file and folder security. This user/group/NTFS combination scales from a single computer up to a network of computers spanning the world.

When learning about users, groups, and NTFS permissions, it’s helpful to think about a single PC. To that end, this chapter focuses on Windows security from the point of view of a single, or standalone, machine. Chapter 21, “Local Area Networking,” ...

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