Administering Windows 2003 – MCSE 70-290

Managing Groups

In this section, you will learn:

  • What groups are
  • How to best use groups
  • Group scopes
  • Best practices for group naming
  • How to create groups
  • How to manage group membership
  • Strategies for using groups
  • The default groups and their uses

You can use groups to control access to resources or to logically categorize people in your company. For example, you may have different groups for your marketing, sales, finance, account, IT, HR, and operations employees. Within each of those departments, you may have teams. For example, in HR you may have benefits team, a training group, and a recruiting team. These teams may access different resources (e.g. printers or shared folders) that require different Active Directory security groups.

Groups can be either a security group or a distribution group. Security groups are permitted to have security access rights on folders, files, and other Access Control situations. Distribution groups are used to send email to a group of users.

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