Administers and Users


 

After the initial setup, your server has only an Administrator account. The Administrator can create other administrators, users, and groups.

Administrators

Administrators have full access to all WSS 2012 functions, settings, and files. An administrator can:

  • Change all server settings
  • Create and modify user accounts
  • Create and modify groups
  • Set up and modify folders and shares
  • Assign and modify system permissions, including granting users administration capabilities
  • Install software
  • Update the server’s firmware
  • Recover passwords for users
  • Reset the server’s name and password

Recovering the Admin Password

To have full access to the NAS, the administrator signs in with the administrative password. If you forget the administrative password, you can use a password reset disk to create a new one. As an important backup measure, Seagate recommends that you create a password reset disk when you initially create your password.

Create a password reset disk

To create a reset disk, you need a USB key or flash drive.

  1. In the Control Panel, select User Account.
  2. Select the administrator account.
  3. Select Create a password reset disk.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Keep the USB key or flash drive in a safe location.

Users

By default, users can:

  • Change their login password
  • Save and share files on the server
  • Back up files to the server
  • Access the server over the web

An administrator can grant a user additional privileges.

Create a user

To create a user account, you must be logged in to the server as an administrator.

  1. In the upper right of the Server Manager Dashboard, select Tools > Computer Management.
  2. Under Computer Management, select System Tools > Local Users and Groups.
  3. Select the Users folder.
    The center panel displays a list of users.
  4. In the Actions panel, under Users, select More Actions > New User.
  5. In the New User dialog box, enter the information for the new user and click Create.

Modify user properties

  1. In the center panel of the Server Manager, select the user account to modify.
  2. In the Actions panel, select [User name] > More Actions > Properties.
  3. In the Properties dialog box, make the changes and click OK.

Groups

An administrator can grant a group of users access rights to resources on the server. Granting an access right to a group gives all members of the group the same access right. Assigning users to groups can simplify configuration tasks.

Create a group

To create a group, you must be logged in to the server as an administrator.

  1. In the upper right of the Server Manager Dashboard, select Tools > Computer Management.
  2. Under Computer Management, select System Tools > Local Users and Groups.
  3. Select the Groups folder.
    The center panel displays a list of users.
  4. In the Actions panel, under Groups, select More Actions > New Group.
  5. In the New Group dialog box, type a group name.
    The name cannot contain spaces. You can optionally enter a description.
  6. Click Create.
  7. In the Object Names text box, enter a user name, and then click Check Names.
    The name is displayed with its server path.
  8. Click OK.
  9. Repeat for additional users that you want to add to the group.
  10. Click Create, and then click Close.

Modify group properties

  1. In the center panel of Server Manager, select the group to modify.
  2. In the Actions panel, select [Group name] > More Actions > Properties.
  3. In the Properties dialog box, make the changes and click OK.