Managing Other Peoples User Accounts

You can allow other people to log on to your computer by creating a user account for them. As with your user account, you can create the account for other people as a standard user account or as an administrator user account. Both account types have passwords, pictures, account names, and account type designations associated with them. Unless your computer is part of a domain, you can manage the properties associated with other people's accounts by following the techniques discussed in this section. You must have an administrator account to manage other people's accounts, or the username and password of an administrator account.

On a computer that's part of a domain, you won't be able to use these techniques to manage other people's accounts, even if you log on to your computer using a local account. As discussed previously, when your computer is a member of a domain, different security components and features are in effect.

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