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System Administration of User Accounts with Interix

Article ID: 246320

Article Last Modified on 11/1/2006



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Interix 2.2 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Interix 2.2 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Interix 2.2 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Interix 2.2 Standard Edition



This article was previously published under Q246320

SUMMARY

This article describes system administration of user accounts with Interix.

MORE INFORMATION

The user database on a Microsoft Windows NT-based computer is quite different from what an administrator might be used to. For example, there is no file such as /Etc/Passwd or /Etc/Groups to edit. Instead, all entries (users and groups) are handled in the user database. In the $Interix_ROOT/Usr/Examples/Admin directory, there are several scripts to help add, delete, and modify user accounts: useradd, userdel, and usermod.

To use these scripts, you must be logged on to the primary domain server. For instance, if computer A is the domain server for computer D and B (its client), you must log on to computer A, either by using telnet from computer B or by physically going to computer A. The scripts will not work if you are logged on to computer B, even if you are logged on to B as DEV+Administrator.

For additional information about adding, deleting, and modifying users, see the following Interix Web site:


Additional query words: 2.2.10 2.2.20 2.2.30 2.2.40

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