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Platinum Edition Using® Microsoft® Windows® XP by Brian Knittel, Robert Cowart

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Managing File Permissions

Now that you've learned how NTFS file system access protection works, how do you actually implement it? Fortunately, it is much easier to use access permissions than it is to explain how they work.

→ Refer to Chapter 11 if you need assistance creating users and groups.

You'll need to perform the following steps on a Windows XP Professional machine, logged in as an account with local administrative privileges.

We'll start by creating some users. Add two local user accounts:

  • LocalBoy

  • LocalGirl

Next, create three groups:

  • Boys

  • Girls

  • Ladies_and_Gentlemen

Add LocalBoy to the Boys group, add LocalGirl to the Girls group, and add both LocalBoy and LocalGirl to the Ladies_and_Gentlemen group.

Next, we need to add a container and ...

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