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Description of the Special Groups feature in Windows Vista and in Windows Server 2008
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Special Groups is a new feature in Windows Vista and in Windows Server 2008. The Special Groups feature lets the administrator find out when a member of a certain group logs on to the computer. The Special Groups feature lets an administrator set a list of group security identifiers (SIDs) in the registry. An audit event is logged in the Security log if the following conditions are true:
Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756To specify the list of the special groups, add the SpecialGroups registry entry. To do this, follow these steps:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/ )How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
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Article ID: 947223 - Last Review: January 22, 2008 - Revision: 1.4