Chapter 7

Configuring Users and Groups

In this chapter, you will learn to:

  • Understand Windows 7 User Accounts
  • Log On and Log Off
  • Work with User Accounts
  • Manage the User’s Properties
  • Create and Manage Groups

One task that must be completed before users can access a Windows 7 machine is creating user accounts. Without a user account, a user cannot log on to a computer, server, or network.

When a user logs onto a Windows 7 machine, they must supply a username and password. Then their user accounts are validated by a security mechanism. In Windows 7, users can log on to a computer locally, or they can log on through Active Directory.

When you first create users, you assign them usernames, passwords, and password settings. After a user is created, ...

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