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,” ...