6.1.2.3 Lab – Create User Accounts in Windows 8 (Answers)

6.1.2.3 Lab – Create User Accounts in Windows 8 (Answers)

Introduction

In this lab, you will create user accounts in Windows 8.

The following equipment is required for this exercise:

• A computer with a new installation of Windows 8

Part 1: Windows 8.1

Step 1: Open the User Account Tool

a. Log on to the computer with an Administrator account.

b. Click Control Panel > User Accounts.

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Step 2: Create an Account

a. The User Accounts window opens. Click Manage another account.

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b. The Manage Accounts window opens. Click Add a new user in PC settings.

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c. The Manage other accounts window opens. Click Add an account.

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d. The How will this person sign in? window opens. Click Sign in without a Microsoft account (not recommended).

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e. The Add a user window opens. Click Local account.

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f. The second Add a user window opens. Type the name provided by your instructor in the User name field.

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g. Type in the password provided by the instructor in the Password field.

h. Reenter the password in the Reenter password field.

i. Type a hint to help you remember the password in the Password hint field.

j. Click Next.

k. The final Add a user window opens. Click Finish.

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Step 3: Change the Account Type

a. The Manage other accounts window opens. Click on the user you just created, and then click Edit.

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What information is listed for the new account?
____________________________________

b. The Edit Account window opens. Select Administrator as the account type. Click OK.

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Step 4: Delete the Account

a. The Manage other accounts window opens. Click Remove.

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b. The Delete account and data? window opens. Click Delete account and data.

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c. Notice the account is no longer listed. Close all open windows.

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Part 2: Windows 8.0

Step 1: Open the User Account Tool

a. Log on to the computer with an Administrator account.

b. Click Control Panel > User Accounts.

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Step 2: Create an Account

a. The User Accounts window opens. Click Manage another account.

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b. The Manage Accounts window opens. Click Add a new user in PC settings.

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c. The Manage other accounts window opens. Click Add a user.

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d. The Add a user window opens. Click Sign in without a Microsoft account.

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e. The next Add a user window opens. Click Local account.

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f. The third Add a user window opens. Type the name provided by your instructor in the User name field.

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g. Type in the password provided by the instructor in the Password field.

h. Reenter the password in the Reenter password field.

i. Type a hint to help you remember the password in the Password hint field.

j. Click Next.

k. The final Add a user window opens. Click Finish.

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l. The Your account window opens. Close all open windows.

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Step 3: Change the Account Type

a. Click Control Panel > User accounts > Manage another account.

b. The Manage Accounts window opens. Click the new account.

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c. The Change an Account window opens. Click Change the account type.

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d. Select Administrator as the account type. Click Change Account Type.

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What can a user do with an administrator account?
____________________________________

Step 4: Delete the Account

a. The Change an Account window opens. Click Delete the Account.

b. The Delete Account window opens. Click Delete Files.

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c. The Confirm Deletion window opens. Click Delete Account.

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d. Notice the account is no longer listed. Close all opened windows.

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Reflection

1. Why is it important to protect all accounts with strong passwords?
____________________________________

2. Why would you create a user with Standard privileges?
____________________________________

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