Every person should have a user account to use the computer network on a regular bases. There are two types of user accounts. They are local user accounts and domain user accounts. Local user account enables user to log on to the local computer and to access local resources of that computer. Domain user accounts enables user to log on to the domain and to access domain resources.
You must be a member of either the Administrators or Power Users group to create local user accounts, Administrators or Account Operators group to create domain user accounts. You can create local or domain user accounts using following steps.
To create Local user account:
- Right click on My computer – Click Manage
- Click + of Local Users and Groups in left pane of the computer management screen
- Select the Users – Click Action – Click New user
- Type the user name, full name, description. password and confirm password
- Select the options like User must change password at next logon, User can not change password, Password never expires and Account disable as per your company standards and click create
- Click close in the New user screen
- The user will be displayed in the right pane of computer management screen
To create Domain user account:
- Click start – programs – administrative tools – Active Directory Users and Computers
- Select OU or Container object where you want to create user account and click action – new – user
- Type first name, last name, user logon name and click next
- Enter the password and confirm password and select the options like User must change password at next logon, User can not change password, Password never expires and Account disable as per your company standards and click next and click finish in the “New Object – User” dialog box
- The newly created user object will be visible in the right pane of the Active Directory Users and Computers Dialog box
You also can create user accounts using NET USER command. I will show you all these experiments in my online interactive class for MCSE. Please register yourself if you are interested to take a demo class.