Authorization and Access Control
Updated: March 16, 2008
Applies To: Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2
This page lists resources for authorization and access control in Windows Server 2003. Access control is the process of authorizing users, groups, and computers to access objects on the network by using permissions, user rights, and object auditing.
This topic provides information about well-known security identifiers.
Planning and Architecture
Best practices for assigning permissions on Active Directory objects
This topic lists best practices for assigning permissions on Active Directory objects.
Best practices for permissions and user rights
This topic lists best practices for permissions and user rights.
Designing a Resource Authorization Strategy
This deployment guide provides information about establishing a resource authorization method, defining policies for security group management, and delegating security group maintenance.
Access Control How To...
Procedures are available for the following access control tasks:
Authorization and Access Control Technologies
The following technical references are available for authorization and access control technologies:
Data Security Technologies
The following technical reference is available for data security technologies:
Troubleshooting Access Control
This guide provides troubleshooting information for access control in Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. It is designed to help you identify and resolve problems that are related to access control.
- For changes in authorization and access control from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008, see What's New for Access Control in Windows Server 2008 in Changes in Functionality in Windows Server 2008.
- For more information about authorization and access control in Windows Server 2008, see Access Control.