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This article presents the mechanisms in Windows 2000 that enable fine-grained and centrally managed access control for both operating system components and applications. These features were added during the transition from Windows NT 4.0 to support the Active Directory, a new feature in Windows 2000, and to protect computers connected to the Internet. While(More)
This paper presents the access control mechanisms in Windows 2000 that enable fine-grained protection and centralized management. These mechanisms were added during the transition from Windows NT 4.0 to support the Active Directory, a new feature in Windows 2000. We first extended entries in access control lists to allow rights to apply to just a portion of(More)
Designing a global character-string naming facility is an important and diicult problem in distributed systems. Providing global names|names that have the same meaning on any participating machine|is a vital step in welding a collection of individual computers into a single, coherent system. But the nature of large distributed systems makes it diicult to(More)
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