_SE_OBJECT_TYPE Enumeration

The SE_OBJECT_TYPE enumeration contains values that correspond to the types of Windows objects that support security. The functions, such as GetSecurityInfo and SetSecurityInfo, that set and retrieve the security information of an object, use these values to indicate the type of object.


typedef enum _SE_OBJECT_TYPE {
  SE_FILE_OBJECT              ,
  SE_SERVICE                  ,
  SE_PRINTER                  ,
  SE_REGISTRY_KEY             ,
  SE_LMSHARE                  ,
  SE_KERNEL_OBJECT            ,
  SE_WINDOW_OBJECT            ,
  SE_DS_OBJECT                ,
  SE_DS_OBJECT_ALL            ,
  SE_WMIGUID_OBJECT           ,


SE_UNKNOWN_OBJECT_TYPE Unknown object type.
SE_FILE_OBJECT Indicates a file or directory. The name string that identifies a file or directory object can be in one of the following formats:
  • A relative path, such as FileName.dat or ..\FileName
  • An absolute path, such as FileName.dat, C:\DirectoryName\FileName.dat, or G:\RemoteDirectoryName\FileName.dat.
  • A UNC name, such as \\ComputerName\ShareName\FileName.dat.
SE_SERVICE Indicates a Windows service. A service object can be a local service, such as ServiceName, or a remote service, such as \\ComputerName\ServiceName.
SE_PRINTER Indicates a printer. A printer object can be a local printer, such as PrinterName, or a remote printer, such as \\ComputerName\PrinterName.
SE_REGISTRY_KEY Indicates a registry key. A registry key object can be in the local registry, such as CLASSES_ROOT\SomePath or in a remote registry, such as \\ComputerName\CLASSES_ROOT\SomePath.

The names of registry keys must use the following literal strings to identify the predefined registry keys: "CLASSES_ROOT", "CURRENT_USER", "MACHINE", and "USERS".

SE_LMSHARE Indicates a network share. A share object can be local, such as ShareName, or remote, such as \\ComputerName\ShareName.
SE_KERNEL_OBJECT Indicates a local kernel object.

The GetSecurityInfo and SetSecurityInfo functions support all types of kernel objects. The GetNamedSecurityInfo and SetNamedSecurityInfo functions work only with the following kernel objects: semaphore, event, mutex, waitable timer, and file mapping.

SE_WINDOW_OBJECT Indicates a window station or desktop object on the local computer. You cannot use GetNamedSecurityInfo and SetNamedSecurityInfo with these objects because the names of window stations or desktops are not unique.
SE_DS_OBJECT Indicates a directory service object or a property set or property of a directory service object.
							The name string for a directory service object must be  in <a href="https://msdn.microsoft.com/28dba6ef-939f-4789-9789-ee6e0fef0177">X.500</a> form, for example:


SE_DS_OBJECT_ALL Indicates a directory service object and all of its property sets and properties.
SE_PROVIDER_DEFINED_OBJECT Indicates a provider-defined object.
SE_WMIGUID_OBJECT Indicates a WMI object.
SE_REGISTRY_WOW64_32KEY Indicates an object for a registry entry under WOW64.


Windows version Windows XP [desktop apps only] Windows Server 2003 [desktop apps only]
Header accctrl.h

See Also

Access Control Overview

Authorization Enumerations