Permissions Technical Reference

Updated: March 28, 2003

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

Permissions Technical Reference

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Permissions are a key component of the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 security architecture that you can use to manage the process of authorizing users, groups, and computers to access objects on a network.

Permissions enable the owner of each securable object, such as a file, Active Directory directory service object, or registry key, to control who can perform an operation or a set of operations on the object or object property. Because access to an object is at the discretion of the object’s owner, the type of access control that is used in Windows Server 2003 is called discretionary access control.

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