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Platinum Edition Using® Microsoft® Windows® XP by Brian Knittel, Robert Cowart

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Creating and Managing User Accounts

You can choose from three general categorized approaches to creating user accounts. The tried-and-true GUI method is for all you mouse-lovers out there. Then there's the old-school command-line method for those who want to look cool in front of the mousers. And finally, for the true power users and the hard-core lazy, there's the scripted method.

Local Accounts Versus Domain Accounts

Before you begin working with user accounts, be sure you're clear on the difference between local accounts and domain accounts. A local account exists only on the computer on which it was created. You will most often find local accounts used for home systems, and local accounts are always used for machines that do not participate ...

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