The idea of groups exists across all major operating systems. Groups are objects that contain other objects, usually users. This allows for simplification of access control assignments when many people need access to the same resources.

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Setting up user permissions for new user

I want to add a new user to my CentOS 6 server (let's call him Barry). I've made the user account Barry and added him to a group I created called webusers like this: groupadd webusers useradd -G ...
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Design Exchange mailboxes

I would like to have the following functionality in Exchange 2010 on SBS2011. department mailboxes dep1@domain.com, dep2@domain.com personal mailboxes user1@domain.com, user2@domain.com etc. avoid ...
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What happens to emails if Distribution Group doesn't have any members on Exchange 2010

We had a distribution group on Exchange 2010 which didn't had any members for long time (nobody noticed). What happens to the emails that come to such group? There was no return messages or anything.
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How to secure a group of *nix users to a single directory and it's subdirectories?

We're setting up a CentOS 6.2/ Apache web server with higher security requirements than I'm used to. I've set up a user group called "web" and I want to limit it's members to only being able to read, ...
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Ubuntu Server Permission Problems

Our sysadmin quit and I have been handed "the ropes." Unfortunately, I don't know how to climb very well. Here is my problem. We have 4 servers that we use for our hosting of client's sites. ...
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How to grant NetworkService access to a share by placing computers in security groups

I'm trying to configure a file share that will be accessed by ASP.Net applications on a set of computers, all running under the NETWORKSERVICE account on those computers. I can get it to work fine ...
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group policy in Windows Server 2008 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: group policy in Windows Server 2008 One of our employees changed the users setting in a group policy which effects the login permissions for Administrators users. Each ...
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group policy in Windows Server 2008

One of the employee in the Enterprise changed the users setting in group policy which effects the login permissions for Administrators users. Each time I tried to log in locally this message shown: ...
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Some users sometimes recieves two identical email

We have problem in our Lotus Notes/Domino environment, sometimes users recieve two identical emails (at the same time) from a recipient. I am not sure, but I think this happens if I send an email to ...
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SBS 2003 Distribution Group not showing up in Active Directory, but it still works

Under the "MyBusiness" object in Active Directory we have our "Users" folder where I can see all our users as well as all our distribution groups -- except one particular group. Let's call it groupx@...
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Inconsistent information in Active Directory Members and Member Of properties

I'm trying to get a list of the members of a group in Active Directory. I'm using LDAP queries, but I think that's not relevant. I've found what I believe to be an inconsistency in Active Directory's ...
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Active Directory / ADAM Group Name Uniqueness

Can I have 2 different groups in Active Directory in different containers that have the same name? For example, can I have an OU=baz that contains a group CN=foo and an OU=bar with a group CN=foo? ...
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Show all users and their groups/vice versa

I know I have existing groups and users but I'm not sure about their association. Is there an shell command I can use to list all users or all groups and a command to list all groups/users for a ...
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What are the consequences of an AD group that has as its member a group, that is already a member (Cyclic references)

I have been looking at an Active Directory that has several thousand groups, where pairs of groups are members of each other. GroupA has GroupB as a Member. GroupB has GroupA as a Member. Oy. I am ...
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Filegroup cannot be removed because it is not empty error with no files

When I try to remove 'MYFILEGROUP', I get the error that the filegroup cannot be removed because it is not empty. I already removed all tables, indexes and deleted all files associated with the group. ...
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External recipients in internal distribution groups

Just some backgroud, we have several users that are contracted to highly secure 3rd party locations they are not able to access webmail! Instead they are given temp user accounts and email address to ...
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Directory with read and write for a user is permission denied, but fine with execute permissions

I have some weirdness with my users/permissions. I currently have a user named world that has the groups world www-data admin. I have a directory at /var/abc which has the permissions 0644 or rw-r--r--...
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chmod apply to user group [closed]

I need to set the permissions of a dir so that a usergroup in my ubuntu-server has read/write permissions. I understand that I'm supposed to use chmod (right?), but how do I set the permissions to ...
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Assign log on as local admin to domain account

What I would like to do is grant permission for a domain account to log on to any server/workstation and be a local administrator with having to add this account to domain admin group? This account ...
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Exchange 2010 distribution groups don't accept internal mails through smtp

In Exchange 2010 I have distribution group called all@domain.com. It's allowed to be used only for internal mail. It works fine when sending emails thru OWA or directly thru Outlook RPC. However it ...
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Share screen session with users in the same group (Linux)

I can create a detached screen session using the following command: [user1@host-pc ~]$ screen -d -m -S sname program ...and resume to it using this command: [user1@host-pc ~]$ screen -r sname Is ...
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How do you force an update to a user's group membership in Windows 7?

I am writing a web application that uses .NET Windows Authentication and relies on a user's group membership to Authorize them to various areas of the website. Right now I'm on a dev machine that IS ...
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Access to another user files [closed]

I have logged in as "userc". I need access to all the files that "usera" has. I have edited the following file, vi /etc/group usera:x:1000:userb,userc But this does not seem to work. I am still ...
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what to do in order to edit files under /var/www w/o logging in root password?

what's the best practice to do in order for me to edit the files under /var/www directory, without having to login my root password all the time? ...because I can't edit the scripts at all, undless i ...
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mrepo and grouplist/groupinstall?, mrepo not working as expected with group

All, I'm trying to set up mrepo so we can have internal repositories. After quite the slog, things seem to be working as expected EXCEPT for groups. From man createrepo: EXAMPLES Here is an ...
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Machine/Computer Groups in Active Directory

I was curious when a person should use Machine Groups within Active Directory? What are the common uses cases for them? How does one keep them up to date as machines are shuffled by a multi-tiered ...
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Maximum number of groups in Linux

I have several questions about linux groups Is there a limit to the number of groups a user can create? Is there a limit to the total number of groups in a system? Is there a limit to the number of ...
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Cross-group file permissions in Linux

I have 2 users: Alice and Bob and 2 groups: Management and Personnel. Alice has primary group Management, and secondary groups Personnel and Alice. Bob has primary group Personnel and secondary group ...
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How do I grant the privilege to add users to a specific Active Directory group?

I want give a user privileges to add users to a specific Active Directory group in my domain. How can I do this?
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How can I set up a single user that can edit multiple sites' files with correct default permissions?

How can I achieve this setup: There is a primary user that I use to ssh into the server and edit all files for multiple sites. The various sites are stored in the /srv/www directory, so /srv/www/...
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is there a good tool for viewing the permissions in AD?

I want to be able to see a nice picture of nested groups in AD. Are there any products that do that for me?
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Deep Freeze Removing Group Policy?

I am having trouble applying group policies on computers with deep freeze installed on them. They are domain joined and pulling updates from our WSUS server before being frozen. When we freeze them ...
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Best way to control access?

I have a few servers that serve different purposes (and thus different users use each) that authenticate to an LDAP server (I do not have permission to modify content on the LDAP server). What is an ...
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How to build threaded web archive of all email sent to an Exchange distribution group?

We have an Exchange distribution group for dev@example.com that includes all the users on the development team, so mail sent to that address goes to everyone on the team. Is there an easy way to build ...
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Find orphaned foreign security principals and remove them from groups

We have a Windows 2008 R2 Domain with multiple outgoing trusts. In this domain we add the users from the trusted domains to domain local security groups. It seems that some or all deleted accounts ...
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Apache authenticate group of matching subdirectory

I have a unique scenario here - one that probably has come up in the past. I have a directory that is being protected by an LDAP authentication on my Apache server. In this directory (call it /svn - ...
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Dovecot LDA (deliver) and LDAP groups

I have a LDAP and a Dovecot running on my server, the Dovecot uses LDAP as userdb and authdb, postfix is using LDA (deliver) to deliver the mails to the user. Now I want to have group email addresses ...
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Is it ok to add users to the 'apache' group?

Are there any significant security concerns about adding users to the apache group? I am a programmer and I need access to all the files/directories in httpdocs - is there anything wrong with adding ...
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ubuntu mount nfs only if user is in group

I have basic-to-medium advanced network setup at my work. We run an ubuntu 10.04 fileserver serving a few different directories (including /home) over NFS and all client machines (various ubuntu 10....
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User groups in Linux

Something is wrong. I've a user U which has primary group A and secondary B. Folder /www/dev is now 775 and set to user www-data and group B But my user U does not have writing permissions to that ...
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Preventing 'Reply-All' to Exchange Distribution Groups

This is another question in a short series regarding a challenging Exchange project my co-workers have been asked to implement. (I'm helping even though I'm primarily a Unix guy because I volunteered ...
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Prevent user “click-expansion” of Exchange distribution group?

I am a Unix guy who recently picked up powershell to help my Exchange admin coworkers implement a challenging project in Exchange 2010. (The requirements we've been given are challenging if not ...
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Windows users and groups management software

I need software to manage a large number of groups for a FTP server. Ideally this software should also allow managing the associated NTFS rights for the folders on FTP (if they still match the ...
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Active directory list of users and “member of” from trusted domain

I've been trying to create a csv file of all the members of an AD but since some groups have members from another trusted domain, these users are not showing up. I also tried outputting users in a ...
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groups and owners with ftp

When a user "U" who is part of group "G" uploads a new file to the server with ftp , the permissions are set as U:U instead of U:G . I know the user is also part of his own group called "U" but how do ...
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can SECEDIT.exe be used to only add 1 group to 1 security policy? example?

I am assuming based on my research for using SECEDIT.exe -- that a template would be added to the exisitng security .SDB file. That this template would be very tiny... only naming the security policy ...
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Change group of only cache folders, recursive

I have a document root folder and I want to cange the group of only the cache directories. How can I do this recursive? The cache directories are always below templates/html, and I want to change it ...
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how to group return string by timestamp and display how many hits per group

I am parsing my httpd access logs, to grab out which of our Google appliance's crawlers are bombarding my web servers, and when. If I type the command: grep google /path/to/access_log | awk '{print $...
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why domain gpo wallpaper is getting applied to the desktops only after logoff or restart

I've appllied wallpaper to Win XP and Win7 PCs through group policy and it is getting applied to all these PCs. My problem is when I change wallpaper jpeg file in server, wallpaper is not ...
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Battling with Office 2007/2010 GPOs

I just set a GPO for the Shared Themes Path for the entire Office 2007 and 2010 suite using the Group Policy: User Policy --> Administrative Templates --> Microsoft Office 2007 System --> ...