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Newbie question on setting up user accounts and logons

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February 11, 2005 2:22:22 PM

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Hello,

Can anyone tell me or direct me to a process for creating seperate user
accounts and forcing users to get a logon screen when booting WinXP Home?

Thank You,
Rich

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February 11, 2005 2:22:23 PM

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How To Create and Configure User Accounts in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;279783

Note: Make sure each user creates a strong password for their account.

Creating strong passwords
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/window...

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"Rich" wrote:

| Hello,
|
| Can anyone tell me or direct me to a process for creating seperate user
| accounts and forcing users to get a logon screen when booting WinXP Home?
|
| Thank You,
| Rich
Anonymous
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February 11, 2005 2:22:23 PM

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Rich wrote:
> Can anyone tell me or direct me to a process for creating seperate
> user accounts and forcing users to get a logon screen when booting
> WinXP Home?

HOW TO: Create and Configure User Accounts in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/279783

HOW TO: Set, View, Change, or Remove Special Permissions for Files and
Folders in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308419

Doug's Windows XP Security Console
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm

Windows XP is a multi-user OS, even when used by one person only, the
fundamentals don't change.

Documents and Settings is the directory that contains your user
information/documents/etc. It also contains a few extra directories used by
Windows.

One is "Default User" - This is used whenever a new account is created. It
bases the initial setup of that account off this directory.

Another is "All Users" - This is used by.. all users. If you want something
to appear on the desktop of every user of the machine, you put it on this
users desktop (in the desktop folder.) Etc.

You may also see "Administrator" - depending on your setup, this is the
original administrator user and if you know that account's password, you
should leave him alone and use him only in an emergency.

You could also (if you have it where you can see ALL files) see
"LocalService" and "NetworkService" folders. These are service accounts,
normally unused by the standard user.

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