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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.

Getting Started

Planning and Architecture


  • 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.


Technical Reference


  • 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.

Additional Resources

Community Additions

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