nt authority\authenticated users

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 SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
this should explain the difference between the three

Differences between Authenticated Users, Domain Users, and Everyone groups
http://networkadminkb.com/KB/a41/differences-between-authenticated-users-domain-users.aspx
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Patrick BogersDatacenter platform engineer LindowsCommented:
Everyone is everyone (accounts and computers). Authenticated users are authenticated via a domain controller.
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Sylvain_pivSystem AdministratorCommented:
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.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/243330/en-us
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pma111Author Commented:
But essentially its everyone in the domain so if a folder is open to that group its widely accessible..
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Patrick BogersDatacenter platform engineer LindowsCommented:
The folder can be visible to all but not necessarely accessable.
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pma111Author Commented:
They have read and execute permissions (the aforementioned group)
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