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Windows 7 Inside Out by Carl Siechert Ed Bott and Craig Stinson

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Chapter 16. Managing User Accounts, Passwords, and Logons

Introducing Access Control in Windows 544

Working with User Accounts 553

Setting a Logon Password 564

Managing the Logon Process 569

Controlling Your Children's Computer Access 577

The user account, which uniquely identifies each person who uses the computer, is an essential component in security and in providing a personalized user experience in Windows. Windows 7 allows you to restrict access to your computer so that only people you authorize can use the computer or view its files. User accounts in Windows 7 provide the means by which you can

  • Require each user to identify himself or herself when logging on

  • Control access to files and other resources that you own

  • Audit system events, such as logons ...

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