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Best Practice with Active Directory Users Container

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Is it better to have individual user accounts rather than one "shared" account? (5 users)
I ask because it's a debate in our department. I want individual accounts and my manager wants shared accounts. Reason being: when they lock the computer, no one has to guess what the password is.
I say it's a threat because if anyone in the group becomes hostile and they do something malicious, I won't be able to tell who exactly it is or was .

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side note: this pertains to a small group of 5 users who do not share computers anymore.
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motnahp00

8/22/2022 - Mon
motnahp00

You can run a switch user in newer operating systems so you really cannot use that as an excuse any more. A generic account is terrible for audit purposes.
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"Best practice dictates individual accounts" is exactly what I wanted to hear!! Thank you!!
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I wanted to accept both answers as Solutions - Both answers gave me exactly what I needed to help convince my boss that old school ways aren't the best ways!! Thank you to both of you for your answer
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motnahp00

You do have the ability to split points.