What is the User Account System (UAS)?

Keith Farrar farrar at parc.xerox.com
Wed Apr 29 00:03:49 GMT 1998

UAS == LanManager term for "user accounts database".
SAM == Win NT term for "user accounts database".

The knowledge base articles on older NT (3.1) security and the LanMan
to NT migration docs sometimes mix UAS and SAM together. Technet claims
"The SAM is a superset of UAS functionality."


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