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  • 1. Module 5:Administering User Accounts
  • 2. Overview  Finding User Accounts  Administering User Accounts  Managing User Profiles  Creating Home Folders  Introduction to Group Policies  Troubleshooting User Accounts  Best Practices
  • 3. Finding User Accounts Find Users, Contacts, and Groups File Edit View Help Find: Users, Contacts, and Groups In: nwtraders Browse... Users, Contacts, and Groups Advanced Find Now Name: Stefan Knorr Stop Description: Clear All Name Type Description 0 item(s) found
  • 4.  Administering User Accounts  Resetting Passwords and Unlocking User Accounts  Disabling, Enabling, Renaming, and Deleting User Accounts
  • 5. Resetting Passwords and Unlocking User AccountsModification When Where Reset  The password expires  Reset Password dialog box password  The user forgets passwordUnlock user  A group policy locks the  Account tab of Properties account account dialog box of user
  • 6. Disabling, Enabling, Renaming, and Deleting User Accounts dsa - [Active Directory Managernt5adminUsers] Console Window Help Active View Disable Account Reset Password Active Directory Disable or Enable Name Type Description Move... nt5admin User1 User Admin. Open user’s home page Builtin Send mail User2 User Admin. Computers Domain Controllers User3 User Admin. Task Users User4 User4 User User Admin. Acct. Vendor Delete User5 User Admin. Rename Delete or Rename User6 User Admin. Properties User7 User Admin. User8 User Admin. Help User9 User Disabled AccountsAdmin. User10 User Admin. Done
  • 7.  Managing User Profiles  Defining User Profiles  Default User Profile  Defining Roaming User Profiles  Setting Up a Roaming User Profile  Customizing Roaming User Profiles  Mandatory Roaming User Profiles  Assigning a Customized Profile to Multiple Users
  • 8. Defining User Profiles  Provide Desktop Settings and Network Connections  Windows 2003 Creates a Profile the First Time a User Logs On  Each Time a User Logs On, the User Receives His or Her Desktop Settings  A User Changes His or Her Profile by Changing Desktop Settings  User Profiles Contain the My Documents Folder, Where Users Store Their Files  In Some Situations, It Is Best to Store User Files in Home Folders
  • 9. Default User Profile Network Server Default Profile Servernetlogon Log On When a User Logs On the First Time, the Default User Profile Is Copied from the Server to the Client Computer
  • 10. Defining Roaming User Profiles When a User Logs Off, Any Changes to the User Profile Network Server Are Copied Back to the Server User1 Profile Profile Ntuser.dat Log Off On When a User Logs On, the User Profile Is Copied from the Server to the Client Computer
  • 11. Setting Up a Roaming User Profile User 2 Properties Telephone/Notes Organization Member Of Dial-in General Address Account Profile Server Logon On the Server, Create User profile and Share a Parent Profile path: server_name profiles user2 Folder to Store Logon script: Shared Roaming User Profiles Home directory Logon Folder Local path: Script Modify the User Connect: To Account Properties to Point to the Share Shared documents folder Network path: Provide a Path to the Folder OK Cancel Apply
  • 12. Customizing Roaming User Profiles  Create a Desktop Environment to Meet a User’s Individual Needs  Provide a Standard Desktop Environment for Multiple Users  Simplify Troubleshooting
  • 13. Mandatory Roaming User Profiles When a User Logs Off, Changes to the User Profile Network Server Are Not Copied to the Server User1 Profile Profile Ntuser.man Log Off OnUse a Mandatory Roaming User Profile to Maintain the Desktop Environment Each Time That a User Logs On
  • 14. Assigning a Customized Profile to Multiple Users Tasks Create a User Profile Template Copy Template Account and Assign to User Accounts Make a Mandatory Profile
  • 15.  Creating Home Folders  Defining Home Folders  Creating Home Folders on a Server
  • 16. Defining Home Folders  Default Folder Used to Store User’s Documents  Locate Home Directories on a Server to:  Make documents available anywhere in the network  Centralize administration and the backup process  Make them accessible with any application and Microsoft operating system  Not Part of the User Profile User’s Document User’s Document Server User1 Home User1 Folder
  • 17. Creating Home Folders on a Server Tasks Create a Shared Folder to Share Users’ Home Folders Assign Full Control to Users Provide Path to Users’ Home Folders in a Shared Folder
  • 18. Introduction to Group Policies  Network Settings to Enforce Organization Policies  Set Up by Group Policy or Security Administrator  Can Be Used to Define a Desktop Environment  Can Affect the User Accounts That You Administer:  Can lock out user accounts  Can override user profile settings  Be Aware of Group Policies in Effect on the Network  Resolve Some Conflicts with Group Policies Yourself
  • 19. Troubleshooting User AccountsErr or User Profile Is Unusable or CorruptErr or A User Cannot Gain Access to His or Her Home FolderErr or A User Is Unable to Log On to the Network
  • 20. Best Practices Configure Roaming User Profiles for All Users Use Mandatory Profiles When Identical Desktops Are Required Store All Roaming User Profiles in the Same Location Direct Users to Store Their Documents in My Documents
  • 21. Review  Finding User Accounts  Administering User Accounts  Managing User Profiles  Creating Home Folders  Introduction to Group Policies  Troubleshooting User Accounts  Best Practices