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New ways to do familiar Security tasks

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

New ways to do familiar tasks

The following table lists common tasks for managing domain security. For most tasks, the user interface is different in Windows Server 2003 family than in Windows NT 4.0.

Note

  • There are no significant user interface differences between Windows 2000, Windows XP, and the Windows Server 2003 family for this component.

 

If you want to In Windows NT 4.0, use In this version of Windows, use

Edit user rights for domain groups and users that apply to domain controllers

User Manager for Domains

Active Directory Users and Computers. For more information, see Define a security template.

Edit account policies for users in a domain

User Manager for Domains

Active Directory Users and Computers. For more information, see Define a security template.

Edit audit policies for groups and users that apply to domain controllers or specific computers

User Manager for Domains

Active Directory Users and Computers. For more information, see Define or modify auditing policy settings for an event category.

Establish domain trust relationships

User Manager for Domains

Active Directory Domains and Trusts.

Promote member server to a domain controller

Not available

Active Directory Installation Wizard

Assign permissions to files, folders, and registry keys

Appropriate object manager and Properties page

Appropriate object manager and Properties page. For more information, see the Access Control How To... page for Access Control.

Audit security events

User Manager for Domains

Appropriate object manager and Properties page. For more information, see Apply or modify auditing policy settings for a local file or folder.

View security log

Event Viewer

Event Viewer. For more information, see View the security log.

Create users and groups

User Manager for Domains

Active Directory Users and Computers. For more information, see Create a new user account and Create a new group.

Manage a Windows NT 4.0 domain

User Manager for Domains

User Manager for Domains

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