A. You can now save information about your .NET Passport within your XP user account. Many Microsoft and third-party Web sites use .Net Passport to confirm user credentials and enable extra services (you can find information and apply at http://www.passport.com).

If your computer is part of a domain, you can integrate your .Net Passport with your XP account by performing the following steps:

  1. Start the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) User Accounts Control Panel snap-in (go to Start, Settings, Control Panel, and click User Accounts).
  2. Select the Advanced tab.
  3. Under the "Passwords and .NET Passports" section, click the .NET Passport Wizard button.
  4. When the .NET Passport Wizard starts, follow the on-screen prompts to enter your .NET Passport details.

If your computer isn't part of a domain but is part of a workgroup, perform the following steps:

  1. Start the User Accounts Control Panel snap-in (go to Start, Settings, Control Panel, and click User Accounts).
  2. If you're an administrator, select your user account from the list (you can't change other users' .NET Passport options); otherwise, XP will select your account automatically and you can skip this step.
  3. Under the "What do you want to change about your account?" section, select "Set up my account to use a .NET Passport."
  4. When the .NET Passport Wizard starts, follow the on-screen prompts to enter your .NET Passport details.

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