Windows XP Professional Edition allows full User Management and Security.
The permissions assigned to the Usergroups (assigned in User Management to users)
are defined in the Local Security Policies: select in the Control-panel :
“Administrative Tools” :
Local Security Policy
Select in the tree-view on the left : Security Settings / Local Policies / User Rights Assignment :
The “policies” are the permissions, which are/can be assigned to Usergroups
(and also to single usernames, although it is a kind of tradition to assign permissions to a usergroup
and then make the user a member of the usergroup to get the permissions ).
|Double click on a policy/permission to display|
the list of usergroups, which have already this
Note : all users created in User Management
are automatically member of the Usergroup
To add a usergroup, use the button
“Add User or Group…”
|To get a lookup of the|
usergroups and users, select
|Use the button “Find Now”|
to display the list of Users
and UserGroups, then
select to assign the permission.
The Local Security Policies also define some rules for the use of passwords:
By default, users will be requested to change their passwords every 42 days
(unless you have declared a password to “never expire” in User management ).
|Double-click the entries to change the values.|
You can change the password to expire
already in less days or in more days (max. 999).
|If you like to avoid password changes,|
change the value to 0.
The security policies also allow to define the behavior of the system, if somebody is entering
a bad/wrong password several times : it could be an intruder, making some guesses of passwords
and trying them: