Manage 'network domain' with Windows SBS 2008 and Windows 7 Professional

This post focus on how you can use Windows SBS 2008 and Windows 7 Professional to create a network that makes it easy to manage your computers and user accounts. Add New User Account: To create a new user account, follow these steps: Browse to Users and Groups tab; In Tasks pane, click Add a […]

This post focus on how you can use Windows SBS 2008 and Windows 7 Professional to create a network that makes it easy to manage your computers and user accounts. Add New User Account: To create a new user account, follow these steps: Browse to Users and Groups tab; In Tasks pane, click Add a new user account; Fill in fields with appropriate user information, and click Next; Provide password for new user, and click Add User Account; Click Finish. Add a Computer: To add new userss computer to domain, follow these steps: Log on to computer; Start Internet Explorer, and then visit https://connect; Click Start Connect Computer Program; Click Run; Click Yes if you’re prompted by User Account Control; Click Set up this computer for other users; Click Next; Enter network admin user name and password, and click Next; Provide a name & description for new computer, and click Next; Select user who you want to assign to this computer, click Add, and click Next; Click Next again; (Note: During this step, if new users was an existing employee in a Workgroup environment, you could choose to migrate her local profile (user settings and files) to her new domain profile.)Assign local admin permissions for new user as needed, and click Next; Confirm new users data & permission selections, and click Next; Click Restart to complete wizard. To share the printer or fax machine on network, follow these steps: Click Start, click Control Panel, and double-click Printers; Right-click Fax, click Run as admin, and click Sharing; Click to select the Share this printer check box, accept or type Fax in Share name box, and click OK. For more information about managing user accounts and computers, read TechNet article.

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