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Windows NT Server Security
Microsoft Exchange Server uses aspects of the Windows NT Server security model, which includes the following elements:
- User account ¾ Contains information about a user, such as the user's name and password, the groups that the user belongs to, and the rights and permissions granted to that user.
- Domain ¾ A group of Windows NT Server computers that share user accounts and a security policy. A domain can contain one or more Windows NT Server computers and Microsoft Exchange Server computers, as well as other types of servers and clients. The domain is the basic unit of security.
- Trust relationship ¾ The connection between two domains that makes it possible for a user account in one domain to access resources, such as servers and printers, in another domain.
These elements of Windows NT Server security are used to validate users who access Microsoft Exchange Server.
For more information about Windows NT Server security, see your Windows NT Server documentation.