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.