13.2. Understanding the Terminology and Concepts of the Windows 2000 Security System

One of the most interesting and frustrating parts of the Windows 2000 security system is the huge number of new concepts it contains, along with the vocabulary that describes these concepts. The goal of this section is to put those concepts into simple terms so that you can understand them.

By now you are already familiar with the most visible part of the security system: passwords. You can think of the password system as the lock on the front door of a building. The password system keeps people out of a Windows 2000 system, just as a lock on a building keeps people from wandering around in the lobby. Your password gives you a key to the building that is a ...

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