Access control is the process of authorizing users, groups, and computers to access objects on the computer or network. You can accomplish the tasks in the following table by using the access control user interface.

Task Reference

View the effective permissions on and ownership of an object

View Effective Permissions on Files and Folders

Managing Object Ownership

Manage the permissions on an object

Managing Permissions

Take ownership of a file or folder

Take Ownership of a File or Folder

Manage the security auditing policy settings on an object

Managing Security Auditing