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Create User Accounts

There are a couple of ways to create user accounts, but let's start simply by clicking Start | Control Panel | User Accounts. We'll describe a more comprehensive method later.

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You'll see all of the existing accounts on the computer. You probably created these when you installed Windows XP. You'll also see the Guest account. It may or may not be enabled, depending on whether you have previously enabled Simple File Sharing.



_x0000_i1030Click Create a new account, and enter the new user's name. Here, we're creating an account for Alasdair:



_x0000_i1031Click Next, and choose the account type. This determines (rather simplistically) which group the user will be placed in. There's generally no good reason to grant remote users Computer administrator privileges, so select Limited, and then click Create Account. The new account appears in the User Accounts window.



_x0000_i1032Repeat as required until all of the desired user accounts are created.









XP Pro File Sharing
1. Disable Simple File Sharing
2. Create User Accounts
3. User Account Passwords
4. Create User Groups
5. Create Shares
6. Access Control Lists
7. NTFS Permissions
8. Connecting from Clients
9. Sharing My Documents
10. Q & A
11. Troubleshooting
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