Managing Windows Local UsersManaging Windows Local Users

 

The User Management allows you to add, modify, or delete local users from the computers.

Step 1: Name the Configuration

Provide a name and description for the User Management Configuration.

Step 2: Define Configuration

You can perform the following actions:

Add User

To add an user to the computer, select the Add User link from the Choose User Action table and specify the following:

Parameter

Description

User Name

The user name for the user to be created.

Full Name

The full name of the user.

Description

The description for this user.

Password

The password for this user.

Confirm Password

Confirm the password again.

Overwrite if user already exist

Select this option to overwrite the user, if one with the same name exists.

Advanced Settings

User Must change password at next logon

Specify whether the user has to change the password during the next logon or not.

User Cannot Change Password

Specify whether the user can change the password or not.

Password Never Expires

Specify whether the password should expire or not.

Account is Disabled

Specify whether the user account should be disabled or not.

User Profile

Member of

Specify the groups in which this user account is a member.

Logon Script

Specify the logon script that has to be executed during the user logon.

Profile Path

Specify the path where the user profiles has to be stored.

Local Path

Specify a local path as the home folder. For example, c:\users\johnsmith.

Connect Map To

If the user's home folder has to be stored in a network directory, select the drive letter in the Connect Map and specify the network path in the To field.

If you wish to add more users or to perform another action, click Add More Action button and continue. The values gets added to the List of Settings table.

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Change Password

To change the user password, select the Change Password link from the Choose User Action table and specify the following:

Parameter

Description

User Name

The user name of the user whose password has to be changed.

Password

Type the new password.

Confirm Password

Re-type the password to confirm.

If you wish to continue adding more actions, click Add More Action button and continue. The values gets added to the List of Settings table.

Remove User

To remove an user from the computer, select the Remove User link from the Choose User Action table and specify the user to be removed.

If you wish to remove more users or to perform another action, click Add More Action button and continue. The values gets added to the List of Settings table.

Modify User

To modify an user, select the Modify User link from the Choose User Action table and specify the following:

Parameter

Description

User Name

The user name of the user to be modified.

Full Name

The full name of the user.

Description

The description for this user.

Advanced Settings

User Must change password at next logon

Specify whether the user has to change the password during the next logon or not.

User Cannot Change Password

Specify whether the user can change the password or not.

Password Never Expires

Specify whether the password should expire or not.

Account is Disabled

Specify whether the user account should be disabled or not.

Account is Locked

Specify whether the user account should be locked or not.

User Profile

Member of

Specify the groups in which this user account is a member.

Logon Script

Specify the logon script that has to be executed during the user logon.

Profile Path

Specify the path where the user profiles has to be stored.

Local Path

Specify a local path as the home folder. For example, c:\users\johnsmith.

Connect Map To

If the user's home folder has to be stored in a network directory, select the drive letter in the Connect Map and specify the network path in the To field.

If you wish to modify more users or to perform another action, click Add More Action button and continue. The values gets added to the List of Settings table.

To modify a setting from the List of Settings table, select the appropriate row and click icon and change the required values.

To delete a setting from the List of Settings table, select the appropriate row and click icon.

Step 3: Define Target

Using  the Defining Targets procedure, define the targets for deploying the User Management Configuration.

Step 4: Deploy Configuration

Click the Deploy button to deploy the defined User Management Configuration in the targets defined. The configuration will take effect during the next system startup.

To save the configuration as draft, click Save as Draft.

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See also : Managing Configurations and Collections, Viewing Configuration Reports, Defining Targets
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