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I need to create a folder for executive level company documents. Would I use
an OU or Security Group to give the correct permissions?
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Ace Fekay [Microsoft Certified Trainer]
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"Magnetoram" <> wrote in message news:29F40D15-B61F-4650-8430-...
> Hi,
> I need to create a folder for executive level company documents. Would I use
> an OU or Security Group to give the correct permissions?

OUs are 'junk' buckets (very loosely put) that help you to organize your domain objects (users, groups, computers, etc) to reflect your business model, whether by site, location or function, as well as to apply Group Policies based on site, locations or function. They are not security principals.

Security Groups are security principals (like a user account), that can be added to resources and used to apply permissions to said resources.


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Miles Li [MSFT]
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Thank you for posting here.

According to your description, I understand that:

You want to restrict the permission on specific folder.

If I have misunderstood the problem, please don't hesitate to let me know.

Absolutely security groups. More related information for your reference:

How To Configure Security for Files and Folders on a Network in Windows
Server 2003

Group scope

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to let me

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Miles Li
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