SE_OBJECT_TYPE enumeration (accctrl.h)

The SE_OBJECT_TYPE enumeration contains values that correspond to the types of Windows objects that support security. The functions, such as GetSecurityInfo and SetSecurityInfo, that set and retrieve the security information of an object, use these values to indicate the type of object.

Syntax

typedef enum _SE_OBJECT_TYPE {
  SE_UNKNOWN_OBJECT_TYPE,
  SE_FILE_OBJECT,
  SE_SERVICE,
  SE_PRINTER,
  SE_REGISTRY_KEY,
  SE_LMSHARE,
  SE_KERNEL_OBJECT,
  SE_WINDOW_OBJECT,
  SE_DS_OBJECT,
  SE_DS_OBJECT_ALL,
  SE_PROVIDER_DEFINED_OBJECT,
  SE_WMIGUID_OBJECT,
  SE_REGISTRY_WOW64_32KEY,
  SE_REGISTRY_WOW64_64KEY
} SE_OBJECT_TYPE;

Constants

 
SE_UNKNOWN_OBJECT_TYPE
Unknown object type.
SE_FILE_OBJECT
Indicates a file or directory. The name string that identifies a file or directory object can be in one of the following formats:


  • A relative path, such as FileName.dat or ..\FileName

  • An absolute path, such as FileName.dat, C:\DirectoryName\FileName.dat, or G:\RemoteDirectoryName\FileName.dat.

  • A UNC name, such as \\ComputerName\ShareName\FileName.dat.

SE_SERVICE
Indicates a Windows service. A service object can be a local service, such as ServiceName, or a remote service, such as \\ComputerName\ServiceName.
SE_PRINTER
Indicates a printer. A printer object can be a local printer, such as PrinterName, or a remote printer, such as \\ComputerName\PrinterName.
SE_REGISTRY_KEY
Indicates a registry key. A registry key object can be in the local registry, such as CLASSES_ROOT\SomePath or in a remote registry, such as \\ComputerName\CLASSES_ROOT\SomePath.




The names of registry keys must use the following literal strings to identify the predefined registry keys: "CLASSES_ROOT", "CURRENT_USER", "MACHINE", and "USERS".
SE_LMSHARE
Indicates a network share. A share object can be local, such as ShareName, or remote, such as \\ComputerName\ShareName.
SE_KERNEL_OBJECT
Indicates a local
kernel object.




The
GetSecurityInfo and
SetSecurityInfo functions support all types of kernel objects. The
GetNamedSecurityInfo and
SetNamedSecurityInfo functions work only with the following kernel objects: semaphore, event, mutex, waitable timer, and file mapping.
SE_WINDOW_OBJECT
Indicates a window station or desktop object on the local computer. You cannot use
GetNamedSecurityInfo and
SetNamedSecurityInfo with these objects because the names of window stations or desktops are not unique.
SE_DS_OBJECT
Indicates a directory service object or a property set or property of a directory service object.

The name string for a directory service object must be in X.500 form, for example:

CN=SomeObject,OU=ou2,OU=ou1,DC=DomainName,DC=CompanyName,DC=com,O=internet
SE_DS_OBJECT_ALL
Indicates a directory service object and all of its property sets and properties.
SE_PROVIDER_DEFINED_OBJECT
Indicates a provider-defined object.
SE_WMIGUID_OBJECT
Indicates a WMI object.
SE_REGISTRY_WOW64_32KEY
Indicates an object for a registry entry under WOW64.
SE_REGISTRY_WOW64_64KEY

Requirements

   
Minimum supported client Windows XP [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2003 [desktop apps only]
Header accctrl.h

See also

Access Control Overview

Authorization Enumerations

GetNamedSecurityInfo

GetSecurityInfo

SetNamedSecurityInfo

SetSecurityInfo