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Windows 7: Local Security Policies vs NTFS Permissions

01 Nov 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
Local Security Policies vs NTFS Permissions

Hi All.

What exactly is the difference between Local Security Policies and NTFS permissions.
Scenario: I want to add a power user to my computer with the following do's and don'ts:

  • Can Do all the things a Power user can such as: Installing programs and devices, drivers, access command prompt
  • No Administrative Privileges, especially NOT to be able to use the 'Take Ownership' permission
  • Cannot delete anything except things he has Ownership of(created himself)
  • Cannot Uninstall Any programs, except the Ones he installed
  • Cannot access unauthorized folders and files as set up by permissions
I can add him to Power Users group, but then he won't be able to add devices right...

As I understand, NTFS permissions:
Enable you to set Modify, Execute, Read and Write permissions on files, folders and programs right...(since a program is just a file)


Local Security Policies:
Enables you to do specific things such as: Deny a user access to command prompt, or regedit. Allow a user to install programs but not drivers etc...

Or am I wrong here?

Thank you

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01 Nov 2012   #2
x BlueRobot


NTFS Permissions Overview

Windows Local Security Policy Settings - Microsoft Windows Tips

Hope the above links explain the difference between the two.
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02 Nov 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x32

Thank you BlueRobot, that does help clarify things
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02 Nov 2012   #4
x BlueRobot


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DextrousDave View Post
Thank you BlueRobot, that does help clarify things
Your welcome, just glad to help (:
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