rights

Definition of rights in The Network Encyclopedia.

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What is Rights (in computer networking)?

Also known as system rights, the system tasks that a user can perform on a Microsoft Windows NT workstation, on a server running Windows 2000 or Windows NT, or on a domain. These tasks include changing a server’s clock, rebooting the machine, logging on to the local console, and performing a backup.

A system administrator can view and modify Windows NT rights by using the Policies menu in User Manager for Domains. Windows NT built-in groups have predefined sets of rights assigned to them.

The following table lists the basic Windows NT rights and the users and groups that have them by default.

Windows NT Rights

Right Users and Groups Who Have the Right by Default
Access this computer from the network
Administrators
Everyone
Add workstations to the domain
Administrators
Back up files and directories
Administrators
Backup Operators
Server Operators
Change the system time
Administrators
Server Operators
Force shutdown from a remote system
Administrators
Server Operators
Load and unload device drivers
Administrators
Log on locally
Administrators
Account Operators
Backup Operators
Print Operators
Server Operators
Manage the auditing and security log
Administrators
Restore files and directories
Administrators
Backup Operators
Server Operators
Shut down the system
Administrators
Account Operators
Backup Operators
Print Operators
Server Operators
Take ownership of files and other objects
Administrators
NOTE

In Microsoft Exchange Server, rights are individual permissions that can be assigned to users and groups to control their level of access to objects in the Exchange directory hierarchy.

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