Maintaining User Accounts

User accounts are fairly easy to maintain once they've been configured. Most of the maintenance tasks you need to perform involve user profiles and group membership, which are covered in separate sections of this chapter. Other than these areas, you may also need to perform the following tasks:

  • Delete user accounts

  • Disable, enable, or unlock user accounts

  • Move user accounts

  • Rename user accounts

  • Reset a user's domain password

  • Set logon scripts and home folders

  • Creating a local user account password backup

Each of these tasks is examined in the sections that follow.

Deleting User Accounts

Each user account created in the domain has a unique security identifier (SID) and that SID is never reused. If you delete an account, you cannot ...

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