What is the Backup Operator?
Created on 2003-02-25 by Rainer
Members can back up and restore files on all domain controllers by using Windows
Backup, regardless of the permissions that protect those files. Backup Operators
also can log on to the computer and shut it down.
A member of the Backup Operators group can extract files and directories for
which the user would normally not have access. Membership in this group permits
users to open any file for backup purposes; however, once the file has been
opened for read access it can be redirected by the Backup Operator to any
By default, users are allowed to backup and restore files for which they have
the appropriate file and directory permissions without requiring membership in
the Backup Operators group.
The Administrator account already has full backup rights
This information was verified with Windows 2000.
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