Administrator and User Accounts (Windows Embedded Standard 2009)

4/23/2012

Windows Embedded Standard includes several components for managing user account names, groups, and passwords.

  • The Administrator Account component allows you to specify the password for the local Administrator account. You can only include one Administrator Account component in your configuration.
  • The User Account component allows you to specify the user name, group, and password for a local user account. You must add a separate User Account component for each user in your configuration.
  • Additional components are required if you want to provide end-user access to account settings, passwords, and display names in User Accounts in Control Panel.

If you do not add the Administrator Account component, the run-time image is created with a single user account with full administrative privileges. The account name is Administrator and the password is blank.

Adding an Administrator Account

Describes how to add the Administrator Account component, and set a password.

Adding a User Account

Describes how to add a User Account component for each user, and how to set the user name, group, and password.

Providing Access to User Account Settings

Describes how to add the components that are needed to provide end-user access to User Accounts in Control Panel.

Removing Password Expiration from User Accounts

Describes how to create a security template that sets user passwords to never expire. The template can be componentized, so that it runs during First Boot Agent.

Developer Reference

Describes the order and phases in the overall run-time image development process.

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