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TechNet Webcast: Windows Server 2003 Administration Series (Part 2 of 12): User Account Management (Level 100)
TechNet Webcast: Windows Server 2003 Administration Series (Part 2 of 12): User Account Management (Level 100)

Wednesday, February 16, 2005
1:00–2:00 P.M. Pacific Time, United States and Canada (UTC-8)

Tune in for a discussion of user account management. Including an overview of user objects, the various properties you can assign, and the methods for creating both types of user objects.

 

Here are some resources relating to the webcast topic presented.  I hope you find them useful.

 

Kevin

 

 

Windows Server 2003 – Common Administrative Tasks:

Creating User and Group Accounts

http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/WindowsServ/2003/standard/proddocs/en-us/Default.asp?url=/resources/documentation/WindowsServ/2003/standard/proddocs/en-us/ctasks005.asp

 

Exchange 2000 Server Resource Kit – Part 2, Ch 5:

Active Directory Integration and Replication

http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/exchange/2000/all/reskit/en-us/part2/c05adint.mspx

 

User Management Build Guide:

Chapter 3 – Adding a User Account

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/itsolutions/cits/dsd/acctmgmt/acmumbg/acmumbg3.mspx

 

Windows Server 2003 Command-line Reference A-Z

http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/WindowsServ/2003/enterprise/proddocs/en-us/Default.asp?url=/resources/documentation/WindowsServ/2003/enterprise/proddocs/en-us/ntcmds.asp

 

 

..and here is the link to use to register for or view Series Webcast Part 3:

 

TechNet Webcast: Windows Server 2003 Administration Series (Part 3 of 12): User Profiles (Level 100)
TechNet Webcast: Windows Server 2003 Administration Series (Part 3 of 12): User Profiles (Level 100)

Wednesday, February 23, 2005
1:00–2:00 P.M. Pacific Time, United States and Canada (UTC-8)

  • I wasn't able to attend the server admin class part 2. Is there a way to get the powerpoint presentation slides.

  • I know you make use of the word, "Typically," but what happens when the applications installed do not allow (or you are not prompted) for "All Users", so other users logging in at that machine do not have access to the "Administrator" portions of the install?


    “In SBS 2003, local users are automatically added to the Local Admin account. Is this a good idea? Should the users always be a member of the local administrators?”

    It’s really up to your organisation or the requirements of your desktop users. Typically users should not be members of the local administrators group unless there is a pressing need.

  • Leon,

    Well... again, that's up to the way the application and its installer has been built. Properly built applications (and in fact, any application that wants to be "Logo Certified" for the latest versions of Windows) must allow non-administrators the ability to run the application. Installation rights are really up to the developer, too. There are some applications where it makes sense to limit installation or management and configuration to an administrator (I personally feel that Antivirus and Firewalls fall into that category.)

    One option you might consider is using the Application Compatibility Mode functionality that is included in XP and Windows Server 2003; specifically the ability to fool an application that checks for administrative priviledges into thinking that it has them, even if the user is not a local administrator. Right-click on the application's .exe, look on the Properties dialog and on the Compatibility tab. That checkbox is near the bottom of that form.

    -Kevin