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How to create a new user on a Windows Server

If you need to create a new user on your server then follow the instructions below. This will allow the new user to log onto a computer in your office.

N.b However this will not automatically give the new user  correct permissions, and if you need to change permissions to relevant data folders then you can click the article here.

To create a domain account in Active Directory


  1. Log into the server desktop using the Administrator credentials.
  2. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Active Directory Users and Computers (you may also have a shortcut for this on your desktop).

  3. In the Active Directory Users and Computers window, expand <domain name>.com.

  4. Right-click Users (or companyname Users), point to New, and then click User.

  5. In the New Object - User dialog box, do the following:



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    First name
    Type a first name for the account.
    User logon name
    Type the appropriate account name from the previous list, for example, RunTimeUser.



  6. Click Next.

  7. In the Password box, type a password for the account, and then in the Confirm password box, type the password again (We recommend the password is complex, with a capital letter - a number - a special character).

  8. Then click Next.

  9. Click Finish.

  10. Repeat steps 3 through 8 for all remaining accounts.


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  1. Scott harrington

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