Learn Windows XP Professional: Managing Groups in Windows XP Professional (Page 4) Page 4

Using USER ACCOUNTS in the Control Panel to add users to EXISTING groups

[NOTES FROM THE FIELD] - You cannot create a new group using this tool. You need to use Computer Management to create new groups. You can add users to existing groups in a limited fashion via this method.

How USER ACCOUNTS in the Control Panel functions all depends on whether your Windows XP Professional system is in a domain or not.

Also, how it looks depends on whether you are using the default Windows XP view or the Classic interface.

This is the default Windows XP view.

Below is the Classic view.

When you are 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 on the USER tab.

NOTES FROM THE FIELD] - The "domain" BUCKAROO in this example is the local system and not a domain. NORTHAMERICA is a domain. The icons for a local account have a computer/user icon. In the above image in the Password for backup section you can see this. A DOMAIN icon in the Users for this computer section would have a planet/user icon combination as shown below.

This article was originally published on Jul 23, 2002

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