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Using groups for managing user accounts

Updated: August 21, 2008

Applies To: Windows SBS 2008

A group consists of several user accounts or groups in your company network. You can use groups to manage multiple user accounts, instead of managing one user account at a time.

There are two group types that you can create:

  • Distribution group   Use to send e-mail messages. For example, if you want to send network reports to certain users, create a distribution group that consists of those user accounts.

  • Security group   Use to control access to files, folders, and application data. For example, if you have a shared printer on your network that you want only certain users to access, create a security group for the printer.

Windows Small Business Server groups

Access to resources in Windows SBS 2008 is granted by using group memberships. The following table lists the Windows Small Business Server security and distribution groups that are created when you install Windows SBS 2008. You can use these groups to grant resource access to network users.

 

Windows SBS Group Name Group Description

All Users

A distribution group that can be used for sending e-mail messages to all the users in the Windows SBS 2008 network.

Windows SBS Administrators

A distribution group that can be used for sending e-mail messages to all the administrators in the Windows SBS 2008 network.

Windows SBS Remote Web Workplace Users

A security group with members who can access Remote Web Workplace.

Windows SBS Fax Users

A security group with members who can use the Windows SBS Fax service.

Windows SBS Fax Administrators

A security group with members who can manage the Windows SBS Fax service.

Windows SBS Folder Redirection Accounts

A security group with members who have their folders redirected to the server.

Windows SBS Virtual Private Network Users

A security group with members who can access network resources remotely.

Windows SBS SharePoint_VisitorsGroup

A security group with members who can read the internal Web site.

Windows SBS SharePoint_MembersGroup

A security group with members who can view, add, delete, update, approve, and customize the content on the internal Web site.

Windows SBS SharePoint_OwnersGroup

A security group with members who have administrative access to the internal Web site.

Windows SBS Link Users

A security group with members who can access the Link list in Remote Web Workplace.

Windows SBS Admin Tools Users

A security group with members who can access the Administration tools in Remote Web Workplace.

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