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Windows PowerShell™ Scripting Guide by Ed Wilson

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Enabling User Accounts

Unlike domain accounts, it is not very often that you'll create a disabled user account. Local user accounts are primarily created to provide access to local resources or for local service accounts. They are not often used—except in workgroup settings—for logon user accounts. This does not mean they are obsolete. To the contrary, with the enhanced peer-to-peer capabilities of Windows Vista and the new features of Windows Server 2008, local user accounts are even more important today than they were even five years ago.

It is also true that when both Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 are installed, the local administrator account is disabled. This is shown in Figure 10-6. You may want to enable that account to perform certain ...

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