Chapter 8

Creating and Managing User Accounts

Probably one of the most common tasks an administrator will do, not only during deployment but also during the life of a Windows Server environment, is to create and manage user accounts. This sounds like a pretty simple task, but it is a very important one because of the time management and security implications. It’s important for server administrators or consultants to understand the process. They might think they can ignore it because they don’t create user accounts in normal operations. That may be true, but they are usually the people responsible for creating the first users in a new network, defining the processes, and handing over the operation to another team, department, or their customers. ...

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