User Rights

User rights determine the authority to perform an operation that affects an entire computer rather than a particular object. User rights are assigned by administrators to individual users or groups as part of the security settings for the computer. Although user rights can be managed centrally through Group Policy, they are applied locally. Users can, and usually do, have different user rights on different computers.

User rights can be split into two categories: logon rights and user privileges. Logon rights control who can log on to a computer system and how to log on. User privileges are used to control access to system resources and system-related operations, such as changing the system time or the ability to shut down the system.

User rights grant specific privileges and logon rights to users and groups in a computing environment.

For a list of privileges that are supported in Windows versions, see [MS-LSAD] section, and for logon rights, see [MS-LSAD] section