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User Account Management

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.

9 videos  //  24 minutes of training

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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.

Course syllabus

Types of Accounts (Local, Domain, Microsoft)Duration: 3:09

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

Types of Accounts DemoDuration: 2:16

A demonstration of how to configure the Windows 10 account type the first time you log in.

Admin vs Non-Admin AccountsDuration: 1:27

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

Admin vs Non-Admin Accounts DemoDuration: 1:36

A demonstration of how to set up the three different types of accounts on a new deployment of Windows 10.

Configuring Universal Access Control (UAC)Duration: 4:07

Universal Access Control is discussed regarding how to properly prompt you, based on your security needs.

Configuring UAC DemoDuration: 1:41

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

Single Sign-OnDuration: 4:11

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

Domain vs Workgroup AccountsDuration: 1:54

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.

Domain vs Workgroup Accounts DemoDuration: 3:23

A demonstration of how to move a computer from a workgroup to an Active Directory domain.

Meet the author

Robert McMillen


Robert McMillen started his career as an IT administrator for a manufacturing company after earning his CompTIA A+. He quickly learned how to fix and troubleshoot desktops and laptops, but his real passions were networking and server administration. Shortly after, he earned his first MCSE and Cisco CCNA and has continued with various certifications over the years (now over 50). He earned a Microsoft Certified Trainer certification and seven MCSEs. He started a successful consulting company in 2001 and eventually sold it in 2017 to focus on teaching networking and security in college and being a video and book author. Some interesting jobs he's performed include restoring the Enron emails for the Justice Department, training troops headed to Iraq on network security, and managing a billion dollar merger of Cisco network and Microsoft technologies.

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