Systems Security Group and Active Directory

Posted on 2006-05-09
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
While I was looking in the Security tab of a certain folder, I found the security group "system" as an entry.  I went into active directory and searched for this group, but I couldn't find it.  Can anyone tell me the purpose of this security group?  Do I need this group to have rights to all my folders?  Thanks,
Question by:ntiguy
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    The "system" group is  the Operating System. It is a builtin group that will not be listed DSA.MC (computer management users and groups), but it will appear in ACL.

    Does that help?

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    Yes it does.  So does that mean it is mandatory for the system group to be present in the security tab?
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    To be honest, i've never touched it and I don't think I would (at least in a production environment...I would tinker with it a test environment). Since it is the "OS" group, I assume the OS needs access to the folder to be able to perform certain actions.

    Lastly, since you cannot assign anyone to the "system" group, I don't see it as a security risk (someone correct me if im wrong.)

    What you could also do is create a test folder, share it, see the default permissions and how it is created. Check the permissions and modify them if you like.

    Just some ideas to think about.


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