Administering Windows 2003 – MCSE 70-290

Modifying User and Computer Account Properties

Active Directory makes it very easy for administrators to setup security groups and use those groups to control access to printers, shared folders, and other resources. Once you have setup a new user, you may want to change the login groups or add a login script for the user. There are a lot of options available for users. To modify a user account properties:

  1. Open Active Directory Users and Computers.
  2. Open the Users container (or the container where you have your users).
  3. Right-click on the user’s name you want to modify.
  4. Choose Properties.
  5. Explore the different tabs and the information you can enter about a user. Active Directory is a directory of information, so you could use it to store your company information and use it as a true directory.

Watch this short animated clip to see how easy it is modify account properties.

Computer Account Properties

You can also change computer account properties by following these steps.

  1. Open Active Directory Users and Computers.
  2. Open the Computers container (or the container where you have your computers).
  3. Right-click on the computer name you want to modify.
  4. Choose Properties.
  5. Explore the different tabs and the information you can enter about a computer.

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