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Permissions and Rights

Discussion in 'MCDST' started by karan1337, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. karan1337

    karan1337 Byte Poster

    Had a bit of confusion regarding the terms permissions and rights. MS press book states that permission stands for "gaining access" and user right stands for "performing actions".

    Load and Unload device drivers is a User rights.

    Allow to format and eject removable media is a permission.

    Can anyone please clarify how to distinguish between these two distinctively.
    Certifications: MCP, MCDST, MCTS, Brainbench: XP and Vista [Master]
    WIP: Bachelors:Computer Science
  2. onoski

    onoski Terabyte Poster

    Rights is when a user has permission to carry out a task or access a file or folder. On the other hand permission simply means the user has rights access to a folder or network shared file and failing this the user would get the access denied message.

    I hope I was able to clear the differences on rights and permissions, also check google and type in the search for definitions on rights and permissions etc. Best wishes:)
    Certifications: MCSE: 2003, MCSA: 2003 Messaging, MCP, HNC BIT, ITIL Fdn V3, SDI Fdn, VCP 4 & VCP 5
    WIP: MCTS:70-236, PowerShell
  3. kevicho

    kevicho Gigabyte Poster

    Just to add to onoski's great answer, that you set user rights through local or group policy, and permissions you apply directly to an object (which can be computer, printer, file, folder, OU and so on)
    Certifications: A+, Net+, MCSA Server 2003, 2008, Windows XP & 7 , ITIL V3 Foundation
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