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Windows® Small Business Server 2008: Administrator’s Pocket Consultant by Craig Zacker

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Working with Groups

Internal security in Windows SBS 2008 is largely based on permissions. Permissions specify what Windows SBS 2008 resources a user is permitted to access and how much access the user receives. By the time you complete your Windows SBS 2008 deployment, the server and workstations have granted your users permissions for hundreds of files, folders, printers, AD DS objects, and registry settings automatically. Assigning permissions is a regular part of a network administrator’s job, but fortunately, Windows SBS 2008 simplifies the process by enabling you to assign permissions to groups instead of individual users.

In Windows SBS 2008, a group is an AD DS object that functions as a proxy for all the other objects that the group has ...

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