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Restore files and directories

Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\User Rights Assignment


Determines which users can circumvent file and directory permissions when restoring backed up files and directories, and which users can set any valid security principal as the owner of an object.

This user right is defined in the Default Domain Controller Group Policy object (GPO) and in the local security policy of workstations and servers.

The default groups that have this right on each platform are:

  • Workstations and Servers

    • Administrators
    • Backup Operators
  • Domain Controllers

    • Administrators
    • Backup Operators
    • Server Operators

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