An account in Windows NT User Manager that contains other accounts, which are called members. Permissions and rights granted to a group are also provided to its members, making groups a convenient way to grant common capabilities to collections of user accounts.
A class or collection of network objects. Groups are useful for a number of different purposes such as meeting certain availability and redundancy requirements, or for administrative or tracking purposes. The product supports two different types of groups: custom groups (user-defined collections of objects) and application groups (collections of objects determined by their common dependency on a specific application).