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Networking All-in-One For Dummies by Doug Lowe

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Chapter 3

Managing User Accounts

In This Chapter

arrow Understanding user accounts

arrow Looking at the built-in accounts

arrow Using rights and permissions

arrow Working with groups and policies

arrow Running login scripts

User accounts are the backbone of network security administration. You can determine who can access your network, as well as what network resources each user can and can’t access. You can restrict access to the network to just specific computers or to certain hours of the day, and you can lock out users who no longer need to access your network.

The specific details for managing user accounts are unique to each network operating system (NOS) and are covered in separate chapters later in this book. This chapter simply introduces you to the concepts of user account management so you know what you can and can’t do, regardless of which NOS you use.

Exploring What User Accounts Consist Of

User accounts allow the network administrator to determine who can access the network and what network resources ...

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