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Windows Vista™ Administrator's Pocket Consultant by William R. Stanek

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Managing Local Logon

All local computer accounts should have passwords. If an account is created without a password, anyone can log on to the account from the console, and there is no protection for the account. However, a local account without a password cannot be used to remotely access a computer.

The sections that follow discuss how to create and work with local user accounts. Every workstation computer has local computer accounts, regardless of whether the computer is a member of a workgroup or a domain.

Creating Local User Accounts in a Workgroup

For a computer that is a member of a workgroup, you can create a local user account on a computer by following these steps:

  1. In Control Panel, click Add Or Remove User Accounts under the User Accounts ...

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