• Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint
Share this Page URL
Help

Lesson 20. Securing Files and Folders > Understanding Permissions

Understanding Permissions

You can establish permissions for every file or folder you create and for other shared resources (such as a network printer). Permissions set on files, folders, or other resources limit how much access individual users or groups of users have to that item. You can limit access so that another user can only view a file or folder, or you can allow unlimited access so that the user can add and delete files and folders, for example. You can even completely deny a person or group access to an object. Most permissions are set for entire groups instead of individual users, because that makes it easier for the system administrator to control overall access.

Plain English

Individual vs. Group A user is an individual who generally works at one computer on the network (see Lesson 21). A group is defined within a Windows network as several users who work in a common manner or on similar projects. Often, permissions are granted to the group, which means that each user within the group has the same access to files, folders, and other resources.



PREVIEW

                                                                          

Not a subscriber?

Start A Free Trial


  
  • Creative Edge
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint