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Windows Server® 2008 Hyper-V™ Resource Kit by Janique Carbone Robert Larson and Microsoft Windows Virtualization Team

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Securing Hyper-V Resources

In Virtual Server 2005 R2, the ability to provide access rights to a Virtual Server host, virtual machine, virtual hard disk, and virtual network resources was implemented as a modification of Discretionary Access Control Lists (DACLs) for specific Virtual Server 2005 R2 file and folder objects. In this type of model, administrative tasks are translated into permissions on individual objects, and users and groups are granted the required access rights to each object to perform their job functions.

In contrast, Hyper-V defines a set of operations that can be used to create role-based access controls (RBAC) that do not require direct modification of permissions on each individual object affected, but rather assign permissions ...

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