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Local accounts management help

About the New user dialog box

Use this dialog box to create a new user. For more information, see Manage local users.

  • User name: Specifies the user name for the new user
  • Full name: Specifies the full name of the user.
  • Description: Provides a description of the user
  • Password: Specifies a password for the user to authenticate to the console.
  • Confirm password: Confirms the password.
  • User must change password at next logon: Causes the user to have to change their password upon initial logon into the console.
  • User cannot change password: Disallows the users from changing the password.
  • Password never expires: Causes the password to never expire, so the user won't have to change the password.
  • Account is disabled: Disables the account.

About the Edit user dialog box

Use this dialog box to edit the user properties. The dialog box consists of three configuration tabs, General, Member of, and Profile.

For more information, see Manage local users.

General tab

Use this configuration page to specify the user name, full name, and description of the user. You can also change some of the account properties.

  • User name: Specifies the user name of the user (if available).
  • Full name: Specifies the full name of the user.
  • Description: Specifies the description of the user
  • User must change password at next logon: Specifies whether the user to has to change their password upon logging in to the console.
  • User cannot change password: Specifies whether the user can change their password.
  • Password never expires: Specifies whether the password will expire.
  • Account is disabled: Specifies whether the account is disabled.
  • Account is locked out: If an account is locked, this option is available. Accounts generally lock when the user has unsuccessfully tried to log in to their account more than three times in one session. This option unlocks the account so the user can authenticate to the operating system.
Member of tab

Use this configuration page to assign the user to groups.

  • Selected groups: Lists the groups the user is a member of.
  • Add: Launches the Select groups dialog box, which lets you add the groups you want the user to be a member of.
  • Remove: Removes the user as a member of the selected groups and removes the groups from the list.
Profile

Use this configuration page to specify the account information for the user.

  • User profile path: Specifies the network path to the user's account and profile.
  • Logon script: Specifies the logon scripts.
  • Local path: Specifies a local path as the home directory.
  • Connect: Specifies a network directory as the home directory. Select a drive and then insert the network path.

About the Group properties dialog box

Use this dialog box to configure the group. For more information, see Manage local user groups.

  • Group name: Specifies the name of the group.
  • Description: Provides a description of the group.
  • Members: Lists the users that belong to the group.
  • Add: Launches the Select users dialog box, which enables you to add users to the group.
  • Remove: Removes the selected users from the group.

 


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