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Understanding Rights and Permissions in XP
Two types of privileges that are used by XP to control
rights and permissions. You may be wondering what
the difference is.
Rights allow a user to perform an action
like logging on or changing
certain settings. Permissions
allow the user to access objects such
as drivers, files,
folders and printers. Permissions can be further
two types: NTFS permissions and shared folder
Shared folder permissions determine who can access an object
the network. You set them by right clicking the
object and selecting
Sharing and Security, then clicking the
Sharing tab. NTFS
permissions apply to others accessing the
object, whether over the
network or sitting at the local
machine logged on with a different
user account. As the name
implies, they can only be used on
partitions that are
formatted in NTFS. You set them by once again
and selecting Sharing and Security, and this time
the Security tab.
If you're running XP Home Edition, you
won't see a Security tab -
unless you boot into Safe Mode.
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