Creating a New User in Windows Server 2003/2008

This article describes how to create a new local or domain user account in Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2008.

Local User Account

This section describes how to create a local user account.

Computer Management Shortcut1. Click Start, select Administrative Tools and click Computer Management.
Computer Management2. In Computer Management, click Local Users and Groups.
Computer Management3. Double click the Users folder.
Computer Management4. Right click in the users list and click New User.
New User4. Fill in the information for the new user and click Create. You can create another user. Click Close when you are done creating users.
NoteIf the account will be used by a service application like SQL Server, uncheck User must change password at next logon and check the options below.
  • User cannot change password
  • Password never expires
Computer Management Users5. You should now see your newly created user accounts. By default, new user accounts are given limited access permissions. Learn how to grant local administrator permissions to a user.

Domain User Account

This section describes how to create a domain user account. Use this if the server is an Active Directory domain controller.

Active Directory Users and Computers Shortcut1. Click Start, select Administrative Tools and click Active Directory Users and Computers.
Active Directory Users and Computers2. In Active Directory Users and Computers, navigate to the folder where you want to store the new user.
New User3. Right in click the user list and click New User.
New Object - User4. Fill in the new user information and click Next.
New Object - User5. Fill in the password information and click Next.
NoteIf the account will be used by a service application like SQL Server, uncheck User must change password at next logon and check the options below.
  • User cannot change password
  • Password never expires
New Object - User6. Click Finish.
Active Directory Users and Computers7. You should now see your newly created user account. By default, new user accounts are given limited access permissions. Learn how to grant local administrator permissions to a user.

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