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Create User Groups

You may wish to group users together for administrative convenience. For example, a university might define groups of users called Staff and Students. Settings that you make for a group automatically apply to all of the users in the group, so you don't have to make the same settings individually for each user.

You can create as many groups as you like, include any number of users in each group, and include each user in any number of groups. Here's an example of creating a new group:

  1. From the Computer Management window, open System Tools | Local Users and Groups | Groups;
  2. Select Action | New Group;
  3. Give the new group a name and description;
  4. Click Add to add users to the new group.
  5. In the Select Users window, set the Object Type to Users and click OK. The Location should show the name of your computer.
  6. Click Advanced, and then click Find Now to see a list of user accounts.
  7. Select users who you wish to be members of the new group. You can make multiple selections by holding down <Ctrl>- whilst clicking.
  8. Click OK twice.


Click Create to create the new group. It can now be added to shares, the same way as individual users


XP Pro File Sharing
1. Disable Simple File Sharing
2. Create User Accounts
3. User Account Passwords
4. Create User Groups
5. Create Shares
6. Access Control Lists
7. NTFS Permissions
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