User Account Management Course

There are many types of accounts, but do you know the best policy for what type you should use when logging onto your Windows 10 host? In this course, we explain and demonstrate these features and options.

24 minutes

Course description

Administrator and non-administrator accounts are used for different reasons. Learn how to use policies, single sign-on and UAC to protect yourself and anyone else who uses your computer from creating a backdoor to your computer by signing on.


Domain vs Workgroup Accounts Demo

Video - 00:03:00

A demonstration of how to move a computer from a workgroup to an Active Directory domain.
Domain vs Workgroup Accounts

Video - 00:02:00

Computer accounts are on a workgroup when first created, but you can join them to an Active Directory domain to increase security and have centralized control.
Single Sign-On

Video - 00:04:00

Single sign-on can make it easier to log in, but a discussion is made of the level of security it brings.
Configuring UAC Demo

Video - 00:02:00

Universal Access Control is demonstrated on how to properly prompt you, based on your security needs.
Configuring Universal Access Control (UAC)

Video - 00:04:00

Universal Access Control is discussed regarding how to properly prompt you, based on your security needs.
Admin vs Non-Admin Accounts Demo

Video - 00:02:00

A demonstration of how to set up the three different types of accounts on a new deployment of Windows 10.
Admin vs Non-Admin Accounts

Video - 00:01:00

A discussion of the different types of access you get with a non-administrative account.
Types of Accounts Demo

Video - 00:02:00

A demonstration of how to configure the Windows 10 account type the first time you log in.
Types of Accounts (Local, Domain, Microsoft)

Video - 00:03:00

This video explains about the different types of accounts for which you will be prompted on a new Windows 10 installation.

Meet the author

Robert McMillen

Professor Robert McMillen is a college instructor with over 50 technical certifications. He has an MBA and teaches Computer Science at Portland based colleges. Robert has earned multiple MCSEs and an MCT from Microsoft. He is the owner of Tech Publishing, a Portland-based network new media company. Robert has over 20 years of experience in network engineering and earned certifications from companies like Microsoft, Checkpoint, IBM, and Cisco. Some of his higher profile jobs have been restoring email for the government to prosecute Enron executives, training the network vulnerability assessment team for the U.S. Army, and relocating the Xbox world for Microsoft.

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