Rights and Permissions

A right authorizes a user to perform certain actions on a computer, such as logging on to a system interactively/logging on locally to a computer, backing up files and directories, performing a system shutdown, or adding/removing a device driver. Administrators can assign specific rights to individual user accounts or group accounts. Rights are managed with the User Rights policy. For Windows Server 2008, user rights can be found via Group Policy, Computer Configuration, Windows Settings, Security Settings, Local Policies, User Rights Assignment.

Permission defines the type of access granted to an object or object attribute. The permissions available for an object depend on the type of object. For example, a user ...

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