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Systems Security Group and Active Directory

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,
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jasonwilliams74Commented:
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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ntiguyAuthor Commented:
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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jasonwilliams74Commented:
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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