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Windows Vista™ Inside Out by Craig Stinson, Carl Siechert, Ed Bott

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Advanced Account Setup Options

Windows Vista includes no fewer than four different interfaces for managing users and groups:

  • User Accounts. Located in Control Panel, User Accounts provides the simplest method to perform common tasks. For more information, see "Working with User Accounts" in this chapter.

  • Advanced User Accounts. If your computer is joined to a domain, clicking Manage User Accounts opens Advanced User Accounts. (The title bar of the dialog box doesn’t include the word Advanced, however.) If your computer is not joined to a domain, you can open this version by typing control userpasswords2 at a command prompt.

    The capabilities of Advanced User Accounts are few (you can remove local user accounts, set passwords, and place a user account ...

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