Network User Authentication
The network administrator is able to administer or use any machine on the network simply by logging (begin a computer session) onto the various computers using an administrators account.
By default the account for administrators is named Administrator in Microsoft NT and OS/2. Other operating systems use alternatives that are similar. The Administrator account still requires a password.
A profile or set of permissions or rights to perform various tasks is assigned by default to the account and will be utilized at each workstation (machine or pc) that the administrator logs into. The following examples show how Administrators accounts appear in Windows 2000. The account can be accessed several ways.
In this example we go to the control panel. From there the folder Administrative tools is chosen, and then choose Computer Management. In Computer Management, we then expand the local users and groups folder where the following screen will appear after expanding the folder. The folder is expanded by clicking on the + plus or minus symbol.
In the example there is by default an Administrator account as well as a guest account (which is disabled) and one user listed.
In the following examples you will get the general idea of how the software helps determine what permission are allowed, as well as password settings.
By choosing the properties option on the menu we will see the following example.
We can see that this account and account name (Administrator) is built into the software management by default. There are options there to Name the Administrator and password options. If we chose the Member Of tab we see the following example.
These examples are similar in Administrator options in most Microsoft OS.
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