User groups and group accounts

vitaloverdosevitaloverdose Member Posts: 12 ■□□□□□□□□□
Hi , im revising from Exam cram 2 and im a bit confused over something.

In chapter 2 the book says there are 9 local user groups installed by default:

administrators
backup operators
guests
help services group
network configuration operators
power users
remote desktop users
replicator
users

and then in chapter 3 it lists the default local group "accounts" :

administrators
backup operators
power users
users
guests
network configuration operators
remote desktop users

but theres only 7 of these?

So is there a difference between local user groups and local group accounts?

Comments

  • DevilsbaneDevilsbane Member Posts: 4,212 ■■■■■■■■□□
    So what is missing from the second list? help services group and replicator?

    Neither of these accounts should have users added to them. The Help Services Group is used to provide Remote assistance. The only member should be the Support_xxxxxxxx account. The replicator group is used for replication, and the only member should be the service account responsible for replication. I would assume that they left these groups out of chapter 3 because you will never need to manage them, but they technically are installed by default so are covered in chapter 2.


    Microsoft Corporation
    Default local groups: Security Services (This is actually default groups on a 2003 computer, but I like their descriptions)
    Decide what to be and go be it.
  • vitaloverdosevitaloverdose Member Posts: 12 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Many thanks for the reply Devilsbane.
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