User and Group Accounts

All Windows 2000 resources, including those accessed using a Web browser, are represented as either data or an application object that can be accessed only by authorized Windows 2000 services and users. Anyone accessing Internet Information Services does so in the context of a user account—that is, the user accesses resources by submitting to it the security credentials of a user account configured in Windows 2000.

Access to each object is controlled through an access control list (ACL), which is a list of user accounts and their access rights to the object. Every user of the server will have a user account. When you grant directory and file-level permissions through NTFS, the user account is added to the file or directory's ...

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