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- A record that consists of all the information that defines a user to Windows. This includes the user name and password required for the user to log on, the groups in which the user account has membership, and the rights and permissions the user has for using the computer and network, and accessing their resources. For Windows XP Professional and member servers, user accounts are managed with Local Users and Groups. For Windows Server domain controllers, user accounts are managed with Microsoft Active Directory Users and Computers.
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- Access Control, Generic Accounts, Group, Group memberships, Network Service account, Permissions, Resource Publishing, Service Account