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Chapter 10: Rights, User, and Group Administration
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Rights A right is the ability to perform an action. Rights include the ability to log on to a computer, print to a printer, open a file, or create a user account. Default rights : Automatically assigned by the operating system. Include ability to log on and run certain programs. A policy is a collection of rights assigned to a user or computer. Through policies, administrators can control the allocation of rights.
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Permissions A permission is a type of right. Permissions allow or deny access to a particular object . Objects include files, folders, and printers. Permissions also include the ability to modify and delete objects. For example: To edit a document, a user needs to be able to access it and to modify it. Permissions also include the ability to execute an object, usually an application file. For example: You allow one group of users to execute a certain application, but deny access to another group of users. Folders have special permissions such as list and create . Without these permissions a user cannot view files in a folder or create new files in that folder.
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Windows Rights Windows rights are assigned using group policy . Group policies can be assigned on the domain level, the LAN level, and to specific collections of users on the basis of their organizational unit . Windows allows multiple users and groups to be assigned different permissions to an object. This list of permissions is known as an ACL (Access Control List).
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Linux Rights Linux rights are assigned using configuration files. You edit the configuration file of a particular application or
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This note was uploaded on 09/19/2010 for the course LAN 237898 taught by Professor Johns during the Fall '10 term at Allen County Comm College.

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Chapter10 - Chapter 10 Rights User and Group Administration...

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