Saturday, July 11, 2009

understanding groups

a group is a collection of user accounts. groups simplify administration by allowing you to assign permissions and rights to a group of users rather than to each user account individually.
  • groups are collection of user accounts
  • members receive permissions given to groups
  • users can be members of multiple groups
  • groups can be members of other groups
permissions control what users can do with a resource such as a folder, file or printer. when you assign permissions, you allow users to gain access to a resource and you define the type of access that they have. fro example, if several users need to read the same file, you can add their user accounts to a group and then give the group permission to read file. rights allow users to perform system tasks, such as changing the time on a computer and backing up or restoring files.

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