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I'm seeing some weird behaviour with a few of my ACEs at the minute, particularly when denying the Authenticated Users instead of the usual Domain\Domain Users. As a consequence of this, I can only fix my problem by allowing the SYSTEM group at a lower level.

It seems Authenticated Users is blocking something that my application needs within SYSTEM.

Where do Authenticated Users and SYSTEM overlap?

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The SYSTEM account is a member of the Authenticated Users group on the local machine. It is not a member of the Domain Users group (because it's not a domain account).

Why can't you use Domain Users to get the behaviour that you want?

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