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When you are not in a domain and you open the USER ACCOUNTS icon
in the Control Panel you are presented with the User
Accounts view as shown below.

To change
any of the listed accounts you would select CHANGE AN
ACCOUNT and select the account you wish to change. It’s here
that you can change the password, change the icon (picture)
that is associated with the account or set up the account
to use a .NET passport.

A NEW ACCOUNT option allows you to do just that.

THE WAY USERS LOG ON OR OFF option allows you to select
either FAST USER SWITCHING (which is not allowed when the
workstation is a member of a domain) or the standard

Fast User Switching cannot be used if the Offline Files
option is enabled. Also, once your system is added to a
domain you can no longer use Fast User Switching, even if
you log on to the workstation by using the local user
account database.

That’s a
wrap for this week. Be sure to check back in next week for
the next article in this series.

the meantime, best of luck in your
studies and please feel free to contact me with any
questions on my column and remember,

“F.Y.I. can mean more than one thing.”

Jason Zandri

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