nt authority\authenticated users

Posted on 2014-02-18
Last Modified: 2014-02-20
what exactly does the group in the title of the message represent in the case of a domain joined windows server? how does it compare to groups like domain users/everyone?
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Seth Simmons earned 167 total points
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this should explain the difference between the three

Differences between Authenticated Users, Domain Users, and Everyone groups
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by:Patrick Bogers
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Everyone is everyone (accounts and computers). Authenticated users are authenticated via a domain controller.

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Sylvain_piv earned 166 total points
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Technet Source :

SID: S-1-5-11
Name: Authenticated Users
Description: A group that includes all users whose identities were authenticated when they logged on. Membership is controlled by the operating system.
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ID: 39868392
But essentially its everyone in the domain so if a folder is open to that group its widely accessible..
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by:Patrick Bogers
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The folder can be visible to all but not necessarely accessable.

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They have read and execute permissions (the aforementioned group)

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