Urgent Help Needed on Builtin Everyone Group Members

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Subject: Urgent Help Needed on Builtin Everyone Group Members
Posted by:  Prahalad Deshpande (PrahaladDeshpan…@discussions.microsoft.com)
Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2007

Hi All,

I need to clarify some of my doubts with respect to the NT
AUTHORITY\Everyone group in Win2K, XP and Win2k3

What I have read from the various Microsoft articles is the following:

Win2k- Everyone group contains Authenticated Users + Other users

Win XP and Win2k3 - Everyone group contains only Authenticated users and not
Anonymous users. However anonymous users can become a part of the Everyone
group by means of setting a registry key DoesEveryOneIncludeAnonymous. This
can be done using a ploicy setting or by editing the reg key.

However I still want to clarify whether the Everyone group on all the above
versions of Windows does include other inbuilt groups like SYSTEM and Guest.
Additionally one more puzzling aspect is whether Anonymous logons are infact
Authenticated Logons. The reason I say this is because generally a sysadmin
will allocate an account to be used for anonymous access and whenever there
is an attempt to acces the file anonymously the default account will be used.

Having said this one final question is whether a Guest user is an Anonymous

I appreciate any help that is given to me in this regard as I have an urgent
deliverable in my queue.

Thanks and Regards