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Assign, change, or remove permissions on Active Directory objects or attributes

Updated: January 21, 2005

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

To assign, change, or remove permissions on Active Directory objects or attributes

  1. Open Active Directory Users and Computers.

  2. On the View menu, select Advanced Features.

  3. Right-click the object for which you want to assign, change, or remove permissions, and then click Properties.

  4. On the Security tab, click Advanced to view all of the permission entries that exist for the object.

  5. Do one or more of the following:

    • To assign new permissions on an object or attribute, click Add. Type the name of the group, computer, or user that you want to add, and then click OK. In the Permission Entry for ObjectName dialog box, on the Object and Properties tabs, select or clear the Allow or Deny check boxes, as appropriate.

    • To change existing permissions on an object or attribute, click a permission entry, and then click Edit. On the Object and Properties tabs, select or clear the Allow or Deny check boxes, as appropriate.

    • To remove existing permissions from an object or attribute, click a permission entry, and then click Remove.

Important

  • Before adding access control permissions on Active Directory objects or properties, see Related Topics.

Notes

  • To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Account Operators group, Domain Admins group, or the Enterprise Admins group in Active Directory, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority. As a security best practice, consider using Run as to perform this procedure. For more information, see Default local groups, Default groups, and Using Run as.

  • To open Active Directory Users and Computers, click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Active Directory Users and Computers.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

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