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Credential Prompt

Displayed when a regular user requires administrative access.

Roaming User Profile

Enables users to access their desktops from any workstation.

Admin Approval Mode

Switches an account from the standard user token to the administrative token.

Special Identity

Placeholder for a collection of users with a similar characteristic.


Confirmation of a user's identity.

Elevation Prompt

Displayed when an administrator requires administrative access.

Secure Desktop

Suppresses the operation of all controls except the UAC prompt.


Grants a user a specific degree of access to resource.

Domain Controller

Hosts an AD DS domain.

Mandatory Profile

What is the term used to describe a read-only copy of a user profile stored on a network share and can have multiple users simultaneously.

Administrators, Users

When you create a new user account with a User Accounts control panel, you can only add it to which of the following groups?

The Administrator account is disabled

When you log onto a newly installed Windows 7 computer for the first time, why can you not use the Administrator account?

Disable elevation prompts for application tasks only

Which of the following actions can you NOT perform from the Control Panel?

Local users, Domain users, Domain groups

Which of the following can be members of local groups?

Everyone, Authenticated Users

Which of the following built-in Windows 7 accounts are special identities?

When the computer is joined to a domain

Under which of the following conditions are Windows 7 local user accounts required to use complex passwords?

Power Users

Which of the following Windows 7 built-in local groups does not provide members with any additional privileges?

Notify me only when programs try to make changes to my computer

Which of the following is the default UAC setting for a computer that is not joined to an AD DS domain


human being operating the computer or operating system element that represents a single human.

Active Directory

A directory service included in Windows operating systems that functions as a storehouse for information about network hardware, software, and users.

User Rights

Specific operating system tasks, such as shut down the system or allow log on through terminal services.


Collection of users.

Homegroups, Workgroups, and Domains

Windows 7 supports three types of networks


Simplified networking paradigm that enables users connected to a home network to share the contents without creating user accounts and permissions.


Collection of computers that are all peers.

Peer network

Computer can function as both a server and a client

Passthrough Authentication

If a user has account with the same name and password on multiple workgroup computers.


Collection of computers that all utilize a central directory service for authentication and authorization.

Directory Service

Is a collection of logical objects that represent various types of network resources, such as computers, applications, users, and groups.

User Accounts

Microsoft designed the User Accounts control panel for relatively inexperienced end users.

Local Users and Groups

Full access to local users and groups as well as all of their attributes. Designed for technical specialist or system administrator.

Domain Tool

To work with domain users and groups, you must use a

6 char, doesn't contain username, and have uppercase, lowercase, numbers, and symbols

Windows definition of a complex password

Encrypting File System (EFS)

When an administrator adds, modifies, or removes a user account password, the user loses access to all existing

Remote Server Administration Tools

To create and manage AD DS domain users and groups on a Windows 7 workstation you must install.

User Profile

Series of folders, associated with a specific user account, that contain personal documents, user-specific registry settings, Internet favorites, and other personalized information.


To create a mandatory user profile, you rename the NTuser.dat file to Ntuser____

User Account Control (UAC)

Microsoft decided to solve these problems by keeping all Windows 7 users from accessing the system using administrative privileges unless those privileges are required to perform the task at hand.

Credential Prompt

When a standard user attempts to perform a task that requires administrative privileges.

Admin Approval Mode

When an administrator attempts to perform a task that requires administrative access, the system switches the account from standard user token to administrative token.

Elevation Prompt

Before the system permits the user to employ the administrative token, it might require the human user to confirm that he or she is actually trying to perform an administrative task.

Application Information Service (AIS)

The system component that is responsible for recognizing the need for elevated privileges and generating elevation prompts.

Secure Desktop

Is an alternative to the interactive user desktop that Windows normally displays.

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