Add Users to an Operating System If you share your computer with others, you can add more user accounts to the operating system. When users sign in to their accounts, they can customize their settings and store files in locations that may not be accessible to other users on the computer. The following steps guide you through the process of adding users to an operating system.
a. Sign in to a user account that has administrative privileges; that is the user account should have the capability to perform functions such as adding users.
b. Display the operating system settings.
c. Tap or click the option to display user accounts.
d. Tap or click the option to add a new user account.
e. Specify the options for the new user account:
• Enter a name to identify the user account.
• Specify a default password for the user account.
• Select the type of user account (administrative, standard, etc.). You should create user accounts with administrative access only if you want the user to be able to perform tasks such as change computer settings; add or remove programs and apps; and add, modify, or remove a user account.
• If necessary, set parental controls for the user account. f. Save the settings for the new user account.
g. Sign out of the existing user account. h. Sign in to the newly created user account and make sure everything works as intended.
1. Do you have multiple user accounts on your computer? Why or why not?
2. Do you think it is a good idea for students in a school computer lab to have administrative access to the computers? Why or why not?
3. What types of parental controls can you enable using your operating system? Do you think these controls are relevant only to parents, or can you determine other people who might benefit from using parental controls? What parental controls might those other people use, and why