Confused about several issues with setting up cron

Andrey Repin
Mon Sep 23 19:00:00 GMT 2013

Greetings, bartels!

>>> By the way: SYSTEM is not a user.
>> Since when?

> Since Bill Gates stopped sleeping in his garage? :)

> $ passwd SYSTEM
> passwd: unknown user SYSTEM

> Without knowing too much about Windows internals, I have always considered
> SYSTEM to be a context, rather than a user. 

Your assumption is wrong. Greatly simplifying, NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM is a
built-in access control group, under which whole system kernel works.
Taking out the rights for SYSTEM to f.e. access certain directory will prevent
most services from changing it.

> Please give me your take, if you have more info.
> I am interested

It's offtopic in this mailing list.
If you're interested in a full list of built-in users and groups, I suggest
you check the user list as given by ACL editors, when you use search function.

Andrey Repin ( 23.09.2013, <22:01>

Sorry for my terrible english...

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