In computing, permissions (often called "privileges," "access rights" or just "rights") are rules associated with objects on a computer or network. Permissions determine which objects can access which objects, and to what extent.

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Access Denied when using Copy to LPT port

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Server admin can't modify folder permissions

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WMI permissions for changing local IP without elevated privileges

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Proftpd with mariadb (mysql) backend unable to upload

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Are there any consequences of deleting the Full control permission on an user object for Administrators, Domain Admins groups?

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Windows Server 2008 R2 hangs when Editing folder permissions

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IIS AppPools stop working when server joined to domain

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AD LDS - LDAP - How to set group's rights on container

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GPO software installation from SAMBA server denied

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Permission denied for dovecot to access mail directory

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