The users domain account can be used to manage access

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The user's domain account can be used to manage access to network resources throughout the domain instead of just the local computer. These resources could include shared folders and printers. Group policy settings can be applied to the user account that will applied no matter what computer they log in from. Online Authentication 2:29-2:56 In Windows Eight and later, it is also possible to use online authentication. In this configuration, the user first creates an account online with Microsoft. Then when the user submits his or her credentialsfor authentication, they're compared with the credentials configured for the user's online account. If they match, the user is allowed to log in. Notice that the user uses her email address as her username in this scenario instead of a traditional username. Online User Accounts 2:57-3:28 Using an online account has many advantages. A single user account can be used to log in to any Windows system that supports online useraccounts. The user's preferences follow her between computers. This means her desktop environment will look the same no matter what computer she logs in from. The user's Windows Store apps will be available for her to use no matter what computer she logs in from. The user can access her files stored in Microsoft's OneDrive cloud storage service no matter what computer she logs in from. The Administrator User Account 3:29-3:57 Windows systems use a Super User account named Administrator. Administrator has full access to the system. A user logged in as Administrator can do whatever he or she wants on the system.Administrator can add or remove hardware, install or uninstall applications, add or delete users, and add or delete files. Because Administrator has this level of access, you should guard this user's account password very carefully. Groups 3:58-4:58 Windows also uses Groups. Groups are containers that hold one or more user accounts. Suppose you have seven users on a Windows system. Of these users, five of them need almost the same level of access to the system. Without Groups, you would need to assign the necessary permissions separately to each of the five user accounts. A lot of time would be wasted. To make things more efficient, you can implement Groups. You can assign permissions to the groupand then make all the users that need the same level of access members of that group. All members of the group automatically receive the permissions assigned to the group. If something changes in the level of access needed, you need to make the change only once to the group. All of the group members then automatically receive the change. If a user leaves the company and a new one is hired to replace him, you can simply remove the old user from the group and then add the new user. The new user is automatically provisioned with the appropriate level of access to the system.
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