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Learn Active Directory Management in a Month of Lunches by Richard Siddaway

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Chapter 2. Creating user accounts

Users are the main reason for your job, and according to some administrators, the greatest bane of their existence. You’ll spend a lot of time administering user accounts during your career as an AD administrator.

User and computer accounts

Everyone logging on to a network requires a user account. These are the objects you’ll work with the most because user accounts can be quite volatile with leavers, joiners, changes, and password resets. The volatility level relative to other AD objects is illustrated in figure 2.1.

Figure 2.1. Volatility changes to AD objects and the impact of those changes

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