Manage User Accounts and Settings in Windows 10

  • 11/12/2015

Practice tasks


The practice files for these tasks are located in the Win10SBS\Ch08 folder.

Understand user accounts and permissions

There are no practice tasks for this topic.

Create and manage user accounts

Display the Family & Other Accounts settings pane, and then perform the following tasks:

  1. Create a local user account with the name Duke that is not part of your family group.
  2. Disable the account and verify that it no longer appears in the Family & Other Accounts settings pane.
  3. Activate the built-in Guest account.
  4. Enable the Duke account for use in the next practice task.
  5. Verify that the Duke and Guest accounts appear in the Family & Other Accounts settings pane.
  6. Check the permissions for the Duke account, and make sure that it is a Standard User account.

Manage account pictures and passwords

Perform the following tasks:

  1. From the user account menu at the top of the Start menu, switch to the Duke account, and sign in to the computer.
  2. Open the Settings window, click Accounts, and then click Your account to display Duke’s account information.
  3. Add an account picture to Duke’s account. Choose one of the Account pictures in the practice files folder.
  4. Add a password to Duke’s account.
  5. Lock the computer, and sign in as Duke, using the password.

Customize your sign-in options

Perform the following tasks:

  1. Sign in using the Duke account you created in the preceding task, or if you want to configure your own sign-in options, sign in using your account.
  2. Open the Settings window, click Accounts, and then click Sign-in options to display the sign-in options that are available for the account.
  3. Create a PIN that you can use instead of the current password to sign in to the computer.
  4. Lock the computer.
  5. Dismiss the lock screen, and then sign in by using the PIN.
  6. If your computer has a biometric identification system that is compatible with Windows Hello, create a Windows Hello sign-in authentication. Then lock the computer, dismiss the lock screen, and sign in by using Windows Hello.
  7. Create a picture password that you can use to sign in to the computer. Use one of the Password pictures in the practice file folder.
  8. Lock the computer.
  9. Dismiss the lock screen. On the Welcome screen, click the Sign-in options link and notice the icons that represent the available authentication methods.
  10. Sign in by using the picture password. If you want to, change the picture password to use a picture of your own.
  11. Display the Sync your settings pane. Review the elements that you can synchronize among computers and consider which of these would be useful or not useful. (If you’re signed in as Duke, you won’t be able to modify the sync settings because it is a local account.)
  12. If you have a Microsoft account and want to modify the sync settings for that account, sign in using your own account, return to the Sync your settings pane, and modify the settings to fit your needs.