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IT Career JumpStart: An Introduction to PC Hardware, Software, and Networking by Randy Muller, Joey Alpern, Naomi J. Alpern

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Chapter 14

Account Management

In This Chapter

  • Structuring the Active Directory Domain Services
  • Types of groups
  • Creating and configuring groups
  • Creating and configuring user accounts

group n : an object created to represent a number of users that is used in assigning rights and permissions

Account management is the process by which an administrator configures the network to allow users to access what they need and to prevent them from accessing what they shouldn't. Sounds simple, right? Actually, it pretty much is. Each user is represented on the network by an object (their user account) that has membership in one or more groups. An administrator assigns these group objects permissions to use other objects, files and printers, for example.

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