Administrator and User Accounts

Windows XP Embedded 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.

In This Section

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.

Related Sections

Strong Passwords
Describes the requirements for strong passwords. Strong passwords can reduce the risk of unwanted access to your device.
Minlogon Security
Describes this single user environment. This environment does not support user accounts, authentication verification, administrator accounts, or domain joining.
Add Security Features to a Run-Time Image
Describes security features and options available for Windows XP Embedded.

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