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Windows Server® 2008 Administrator’s Companion by Charlie Russel and Sharon Crawford

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Managing Default Groups and User Rights

When you create an Active Directory domain with one or more Windows Server 2008 domain controllers, default groups are automatically created in both the Users and Builtin containers. Many of these groups also have rights that are automatically assigned to members of the group. The default groups in the Builtin container have the scope of Builtin Local. You can’t change their group scope or their group type.

The Users container holds groups that are defined with Global Scope and groups that are defined with Domain Local scope. Groups in these containers can be moved to other groups and Organizational Units within the domain but can’t be moved to other domains.

Builtin Local Groups

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