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Common Permissions in Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista
May/June 2008 (vol. 6 no. 3)
pp. 63-67
John R. Michener, Microsoft
This article provides a compact overview of the rich permission model used for access control in modern Microsoft Windows operating systems with special emphasis upon the file, directory, and registry subsystems. Guidance on avoiding common security mistakes is provided.

1. J. Michener, Understanding and Setting File and Registry Permissions in Modern Microsoft Operating Systems: Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, MSDN TechNet, to appear.
2. M.E. Russinovich and D.A. Solomon, Microsoft Windows Internals 4thed., Microsoft Press, 2005, pp. 506–515.

Index Terms:
ACL, permissions, Windows, Microsoft, ACE, SDDL, Basic Training
Citation:
John R. Michener, "Common Permissions in Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista," IEEE Security & Privacy, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 63-67, May-June 2008, doi:10.1109/MSP.2008.59
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