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Chapter 7. Networking and Internetworking > Security and Multiple Users

7.5. Security and Multiple Users

The use of multiple users on a Windows platform falls into two categories: (1) one or more users are allowed to log on to a single system, one at a time, each with his own settings (application toolbars, desktop wallpaper, etc.), and (2) a network server running Windows NT or Windows 2000 provides user authentication for an entire network. Windows Me supports only the former, and that only to a limited extent.

Now just because Windows Me allows usernames and passwords, it shouldn't be implied that there's any real security in a Windows Me system. The support for multiple users is for nothing more than allowing multiple configurations—that logon screen won't prevent unauthorized persons from using your computer.


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