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Management of Windows NT Accounts

By ecorwin65 ·
As with every company, people come and go. We are currently disabling NT accounts for those users who have left the company, but my question is, what the best way to manage NT accounts? Should we be re-using the accounts from people who have left the company, or should we be deleting accounts? What do you do? Thanks.

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Managing NT Accounts

by chriswales In reply to Management of Windows NT ...

I always delete unused accounts and create new accounts for employees. Mainly because each account has a unique SID # associated with it and it cannot be re-assigned, re-created, etc. Also, it prevents any (dis)gruntled former exployees from doing anything malicious. Generally. :)

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Disable accounts

by proactivemale In reply to Management of Windows NT ...

I found that just disableing the account works for me. This way you haven't lost anything (work wise) and the user can't log onto the system. I know you would have the info in backups, but this is what i do at least for a month until the month-endtapes a complete.

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disable then delete

by gmscne In reply to Management of Windows NT ...

Yes, disable the accounts for a time, say until the next day or Friday whenever the files have been backed up. Then place spreadsheets, documents and mail in a user folder in a deleted users directory for a few months. Delete the account as soon as you are sure that any potentially important info has been archived. Very important accounts should be disabled but kept longer.

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