Learn AD in 15 Minutes a Week: AD Delegation of Authority - Permission Settings and Inheritance Page 3

Special Permissions

You may find a special case in your environment where the standard permission settings do not allow you to set the desired level of security or access required to a given object. Special permissions can be set in cases such as this.

Whenever possible, you should avoid assigning special permissions for specific attributes of objects, as the administration of multiple Active Directory objects in this manner becomes cumbersome.

If you find that there is an absolute business need for setting special permissions, this can be done by first opening the Active Directory Users and Computers MMC and then finding the object you want to administer. Once you have done this, you would need to right click the object to edit its properties. You would go to the security tab and select the Advanced button.

You can then select the required permission entry and click on the View/Edit button to further edit the permission.

Well, that wraps up this section of Learn Active Directory Design and Administration in 15 Minutes a Week, which covered the Windows 2000 Active Directory Delegation of Authority - Permission Settings and Inheritance. I hope you found it informative and will return for the next installment. 

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This article was originally published on Aug 29, 2002
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