O'Reilly logo

Windows Vista Security: Praxisorientierte Sicherheit für Profis by Marcus Nasarek

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

644
|
Chapter 18: Managing User Accounts and Parental Controls
6. When the Reset Password Wizard starts, click Next.
7. Insert the disk into the A: drive or the USB flash key containing the other per-
son’s password recovery file, and then click Next.
8. Have the other person type a new password in the first text box.
9. Have him confirm his new password by retyping it in the second text box.
10. Have him type a new password hint in the third text box.
11. Have him click Next to log on with his new password.
Enabling Local User Accounts
User accounts on your computer can become disabled for several reasons. If a user
forgets her password and tries to guess it, she might exceed the security settings for
bad logon attempts. Another person with an Administrator account could have dis-
abled the account as well. When an account is disabled or locked out, you can
enable it by following these steps:
1. Click Start and then click Control Panel.
2. In the Control Panel, click System and Maintenance.
3. On the System and Maintenance page, scroll down and then select Administra-
tive Tools.
4. On the Administrative Tools page, double-click Computer Management.
5. In Computer Management, double-click Local Users and Groups under System
Tools and then select the Users node.
6. Right-click the account name and then select Properties. This displays a Proper-
ties dialog box for the account, as shown in Figure 18-12.
7. Clear the “Account is disabled” checkbox if selected.
8. Clear the “Account is locked out” checkbox if selected.
9. Click OK.
Controlling the Way Account Passwords Are Used
User accounts can have three flags that control the way passwords are used with the
account. You can specify that a particular person:
Must change his password the next time he logs on
Cannot change his password
Has a password that never expires
To manage these settings for passwords for a user account, follow these steps:
1. Click Start and then click Control Panel.
2. In the Control Panel, click System and Maintenance.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required