Meaning of "System" in Security

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Hi,

In the professional mode when right clicking a folder,
PROPERTIES>SECURITY tab there is a window titled "Group or Username".

I was just wondering if SYTSTEM means the computer, i.e. if other users
log onto the same computer will they gain access rights to folders
which the group SYTSTEM has been assigned to?

Many thanks,
Ess
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Hi Ess,

    "System" is access for system (internal) processes, these should not be
    adjusted. New users will inherit whatever permissions their user group has
    (limited, administrators, etc.), as well as "everyone".

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    Best of Luck,

    Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
    www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
    Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

    <Ess101@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:1121675976.568025.207730@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com...
    > Hi,
    >
    > In the professional mode when right clicking a folder,
    > PROPERTIES>SECURITY tab there is a window titled "Group or Username".
    >
    > I was just wondering if SYTSTEM means the computer, i.e. if other users
    > log onto the same computer will they gain access rights to folders
    > which the group SYTSTEM has been assigned to?
    >
    > Many thanks,
    > Ess
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Fantastic, thank you very much!! :)
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    "Ess101@gmail.com" wrote:

    > In the professional mode when right clicking a folder,
    > PROPERTIES>SECURITY tab there is a window titled "Group or Username".
    >
    > I was just wondering if SYTSTEM means the computer, i.e. if other
    > users log onto the same computer will they gain access rights to
    > folders which the group SYTSTEM has been assigned to?

    In addition to Rick's reply, this article may shed some light on the
    "Built-in Security Principals"
    http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/Windows/XP/all/reskit/en-us/prdd_sec_wdkv.asp

    | Important
    | It is recommended that you not remove or change the permissions that
    | pertain to the built-in security principals themselves.

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    d-d
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    "Ess101@gmail.com" wrote:

    > Fantastic, thank you very much!! :)

    You're certainly welcome.

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    d-d
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