users vs everyone

ryeguyryeguy Member Posts: 2 ■□□□□□□□□□
In NTFS permissions, whats the difference between USERS and EVERYONE..



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    jmc724jmc724 Member Posts: 415
    Users = local computer minimal rights
    Everyone = all domain users incl authenticated users, default group w/in a domain environment.
    What next?
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    wireratwirerat Member Posts: 251
    Straight from Microsoft:

    1) Everyone - All users who access the computer, including Guests and Users from other domains. By default, Everyone includes Authenticated Users and Guests, but not Anonymous logons.

    2) Users - Unlike Administrators, Users have limited access on the system. By default, members of the Users group have Read/Write permissions only to their own profile.


    Users are referred to as Limited users in stand-alone or workgroup installations of Windows XP Professional when viewed in User Accounts in Control Panel.
    User security settings are designed to prohibit members of the Users group from compromising the integrity of the operating system and installed applications. Users cannot modify computer-wide registry settings, operating system files, or program files, and they cannot install applications that can be run by other Users. As a result, the Users group is secure to the extent that members also cannot run viruses or Trojan horse applications that affect the operating system or other users of the operating system.

    The best way to increase the security and manageability of the operating system is to make all end users members of the Users group only, and deploy only applications that are certified for Windows 2000 and Windows XP Professional.
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