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Mastering Windows Server 2012 R2 by Stefan Roth, Michael Rice, Robert Panek, John McCabe, Robert Butler, Christian Booth, Kevin Greene, Mark Minasi

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Chapter 15

Dynamic Access Control: File Shares, Reimagined

I am sure that as you make your way through this book, you have begun to realize the vast number of features that have been included in Windows Server 2012. Now we come to probably the single most important new feature, Dynamic Access Control. This is a groundbreaking new feature that will shake up file server administrators forever!

Let’s start with a short example. When you join a company and you get a user account for the computer, you can be almost sure you are part of a default group called Domain Users. Now as you require access to different resources, you submit the relevant forms to the resource owners and are granted access, which usually means you are placed in the security ...

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