DameWare NT Utilities supports both Local and Global group administration. When a domain or machine is highlighted from the Network Browser window and the Groups option is selected, DNTU will dynamically determine the role that the selected machine is playing in the network and will then display the appropriate group view, either Local or Local and Global. Drag and drop of users when adding to or removing from groups and Group Rename for both Global and Local groups is supported.
Global Groups: Global groups contain user accounts from the domain in which they are created. Global groups cannot contain other groups or users from other domains and cannot be created on a computer running Windows NT 4 Workstation, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP Professional, or Windows XP Home. A global group name cannot be identical to any other user or group name in the domain or computer being administered. It can contain up to 20 uppercase or lowercase characters except for the following: ’ / \ [ ] : ; | = , + * ? < > A global group name cannot consist solely of periods (.) and spaces.
Local Groups: Local groups can contain user accounts and global groups from the domain in which they are created and in any trusted domain. Local groups cannot contain other local groups. A local group name cannot be identical to any other group or user name of the domain or computer being administered. It can contain up to 256 uppercase or lowercase characters except for the backslash character (\).
The following icons distinguish the group type(s):