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Win32 Perl Programming: The Standard Extensions, Second Edition by Dave Roth

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LSA Functions

There is a little known part of all Windows NT/2000/XP machines that is known as the local security authority (LSA). This protected subsystem is responsible for maintaining the security of a computer. All aspects of security eventually go through some low-level LSA functions.

The set of LSA functions provides access into the user database, also known as the security accounts manager (SAM). Through these functions, a script can directly access user privileges, domain trusts, and other low-level security details. The Win32::Lanman extension provides access to these functions.

User Privileges

Every Windows NT/2000/XP machine has a set of user privileges (sometimes referred to as user rights) that it can assign to users and groups. ...

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