built-in identities

Built-in Identities is a Windows 2000 term used to refer to what were known in Windows NT as system groups.

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What is Built-in Identities (in computer networking)?

A Microsoft Windows 2000 term used to refer to what were known in Windows NT as system groups. Built-in identities can represent different subsets of users in different situations, and they do not have a specific membership that can be modified by administrators. However, you can assign built-in identities rights and permissions for accessing resources or performing system tasks. Examples of built-in identities include:

  • Everyone:
    Represents all users who can be or are on the network, whether from trusted or distrusted domains.

     

  • Network:
    Represents all users who can access or are accessing network resources over the network. It does not include users logged on locally to a machine and accessing those resources locally.

     

  • Interactive:
    Represents all users who can be or are currently logged on locally to a computer to access local resources on it. It does not include users who can access or are accessing network resources over the network.