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Local protection in Windows Server systems

Local protection in Windows Server systems

Local protection is a topic in System Administration, which is a knowledge area inside Computer Science. The aim of local protection is to configure a computer (or more specifically, the computer's operating system) in order to ensure that the computer is used by the right people and in the right way; or, more specifically, that: (1) only certain people (or users) can access the computer, and (2) when any user is working with the computer, this user cannot compromise, either accidentally or intentionally, the integrity of any other user's work or the system itself. In particular, this document introduces the local protection rules of Windows Server systems. Windows Server is a close-source operating system by Microsoft which integrates a set of abstractions and tools for system administration. Several of the concepts here introduced are common in the different versions of Windows Server, including Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008, unless explicitly indicated ot


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