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Summary

This chapter has covered a lot of territory! You learned to create a user account for yourself and others who will use the computer. You also learned how to control access to the computer by adding passwords and selecting the type of account for each user. You can even delineate capabilities further by assigning either specific rights to users or by making users members of groups who have a predefined set of right. You can also create your own groups if you find the built-in groups aren't exactly what you need.

You also learned in this chapter that in a workgroup environment, local user groups and user accounts are your main source of control over computer resources (although this isn't so in a domain environment). If you are using Windows XP Professional as your main operating system in a workgroup, then you should become familiar with the concepts covered in this chapter (and others), which tell you how to restrict access to resources and how to track the on-system activities of those using your computer.


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