For our purposes today however we want to use this

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For our purposes today however, we want to use this option right here, 'Managing another account'This gives us the option to either manage our own account, manage the guest account and by the way the guest user account should always be turned off. Having the guest user account enabled is a huge security risk, especially if you're working in a corporate environment. So make sure this account is always turned off. Create User Accounts 1:50-8:54 Or we can come down here and create a new user account. Let's do that. First thing we have to do, is specify the account name. Let's make an account for a new user named 'LMorgan' and then we have to specify which type of user we want to create. We can create either a standard user, which is very limited in what it can do on the system or we can create the account as an administrator user. By and large you should be creating mostly standard users. The principle of least privilege applies here.Meaning that the user should have enough access to the system to do their job and no more. So if you have an end user that just needs to create word processing documents or read their email, browse the web and so on. We want to create them as a standard user. The temptation for a lot of system administrators is just to make everybody on the system an administrator account and that's not good because they have too much access to the system. They can make changes to the systems, they can create hidden accounts on the system, and they can access other users' files on the system.So other than a limited number of actual administrator users, everybody else should be a standard user. Only those who work for the help desk or work in the IT department should have administrator accounts. So let's create 'LMorgan' as a standard user. Click 'Create Account'. So now we've created 'LMorgan'But notice there was one thing we did not do when we created that 'LMorgan' account and that was add a password to the account. Let's do that next. Click on 'LMorgan' and let's go over here and create a password, enter the password in. You have to confirm it. Now notice down here that we're encouraged to use a strong password, remember a strong password is at least eight characters long,uses upper and lowercase characters and also uses other characters that are non- alphabetical. Such as periods, commas, ampersands, dollar signs and so on. Down here we have the option of adding a password hint. I don't like this field because if I'm trying to keep my system secure the last thing I want to do is provide a hint to someone who is trying to break in to the system. So what I usually do is type "hint" in this field. Go ahead and create the password. And now the 'LMorgan' user account is password protected. If we wanted to we could also change the picture assigned to LMorgan's account. In this case we could pick something a little more interesting such as maybe these crayons. Change picture and the account has been created. Now again, this is a local user account, it only exists on this local
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