Chapter Four

 

Chapter Four 1

Chapter 4 Overview. 1

Creating Users Accounts 2

Creating a New Windows User Account 2

Adding a User to the Administrators Group. 5

 

 

 

Chapter 4 Overview

 

In Chapter 4 you will create user accounts on your web server. These accounts are necessary for your future webmasters to post their web pages to your web server. Additionally you will add a user to the administrators group.

 

Materials needed in this chapter

q       No additional materials are needed


 

 

Creating Users Accounts

 

 

 

Any person who wishes to publish information to the web server must have a Windows user account on the web server.

 

Windows user accounts must be set up on the Windows 2000 Server. If you do not have direct physical access to your web server, log into the web sever using Terminal Server. See chapter 6 for details.

Note: You must log into the server as the administrator.

 

Creating a New Windows User Account

  1. Click Start, choose Programs, Administrative Tools, and click on Computer Management.

 

 


 

 

  1. Computer Management window: Locate the Local Users and Groups icon. Expand this group by clicking the plus sign.

 

 

 

  1. Computer Management window: Place the pointer over the Users folder. Click the right mouse button, choose New User

 

 


 

 

It is important to devise a user naming convention for your web server. Generally first initial + last name is used. However, you may choose a different convention if you so desire.

 

Additionally, you will want to place a text in the description field that will help identify this user. The school the person works at may be very helpful in this field.

 

  1. New User window: Type dfattu in the User name field. Type David Fattu in the Full name field. Type a District Page Web Master in the Description field. In the password field type a password, then confirm the password by re-typing the password in the confirm password field.

    Remove the check mark from the User must change password at next logon check box. Place a check mark in the check boxes next to User cannot change password and Password never expires. Click Create, Click Close.

 

 

  1. Computer Management window: Close this window.


 

Adding a User to the Administrators Group

Day to day operation to your web server often require administrative rights to the server. In most cases, it is more convenient for your personal account to have the same rights to the machine as your Administrator account has. In this section, you will add David Fattu to the Administrators group.

 

  1. Click Start, choose Programs, Administrative Tools, and click on Computer Management.

 

 

 

  1. Computer Management window: Locate the Local Users and Groups icon. Expand this group by clicking the plus sign.

 

 

 

  1. Computer Management window: Click the Groups folder. The computer groups will be displayed in the opposite window frame.

 

 

 

  1. Computer Management window: Place the pointer over the Administrators group. Double click the left mouse button.

 

 


 

 

  1. Administrators Properties window: click the Add button.

 

 

 

  1. Select User or Groups window: Locate dfattu, select this name by clicking once with the left mouse button.

 

 

 

  1. Select User or Groups window: Click the Add button. Click Ok.

 

 

 

  1. Administrators Properties window: click the Apply button, click Close.

 

 

 

  1. Computer Management window: Close this window.