Chapter 6. Managing user accounts, passwords, and credentials

Working with user accounts

Managing the sign-in process

Signing out, switching accounts, or locking your computer

Sharing your PC with other users

Introducing access control in Windows

Managing and securing your credentials

The user account, which uniquely identifies each person who uses the computer, is an essential component in security and in providing a personalized user experience in Windows. Windows allows you to restrict access to your computer so that only people you authorize can use the computer or view its files. User accounts in Windows provide the means by which you can

• Require each user to identify himself or herself when signing in.

• Control access to files and other ...

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