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Learn AD in 15 Minutes a Week: AD Delegation of Authority - Permission Settings and Inheritance Page 2

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Posted Aug 28, 2002



Standard Permissions

Once you have copied the permissions locally (or removed them entirely), you can begin to set them locally on the object. In order to set, add or change locally copied permissions to any of the standard permission levels, you need to open the Active Directory Users and Computers MMC and find the object you want to administer. Once you have done this, you need to right click the object to edit its properties. You would go to the security tab and either add or remove users in the upper portion of the security box to allow and/or deny general access to the object.

[NOTES FROM THE FIELD] - When you add a user or group, you are preparing to explicitly set some level of access. When you remove a current user or group or intentionally elect to not add them, you are implicitly denying them access.

When permission to perform an operation is not explicitly assigned, it is implicitly denied. What this means is that if you are not given any permissions to an object, you are denied access to it by the fact that you have no access in the first place.

When permission to perform an operation is implicitly assigned, it can be explicitly denied. What this means is that if permissions are set via inheritance or through group membership, it can be still set to deny at a local object. If a specific user is gaining access to an object through inheritance, you can set a local deny for that user on the object itself. If a specific user is gaining access to an object through group membership and you want that group but not that given user to have access, you can deny the user access locally at the object.

Once you have controlled which users or groups that you want to allow (or deny) access to the object, you can then set permission levels to them in the standard permissions section in the lower part of the security tab.



Full Control allows you to change permissions and take ownership, as well as perform the tasks that are allowed by all other standard permissions.

Read allows for the viewing of objects and object attributes, the object owner, and the Active Directory permissions.

Write allows for the ability to change the attributes of an object.

Create All Child Objects allows for the addition of any type of child object in Active Directory.

Delete All Child Objects allows for the removal of any type of child object in Active Directory.

While it is possible to assign permissions directly to users, best practices dictate that Administrators should only assign permissions to groups for the easiest administration.

 

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