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User Account - Create

How to Create a User Account in Windows 7
Published by Brink
15 Aug 2011
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How to Create a User Account in Windows 7

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This will show you different ways on how to create a guest, standard user, and administrator user account or domain user account in Windows 7.

You must be logged in as an administrator to be able to create a user account.

Note   Note

Guests - A guest account allows people to have temporary access to your computer. People using the guest account can't install software, hardware, or change settings. While the default "Guest" account cannot be password protected, an existing user account made into only a guest account using an option below can have a password.

Standard user (Users) - The standard account can help protect your computer by preventing users from making changes that affect the system or other users. If a standard user wants to do something that affects the system or other users, they will get a UAC prompt to provide the administrator's password before being allowed to do so. If UAC is not turned on, then the standard user will not be allowed to do so.

Administrators - Administrators have complete access to the computer and can make any desired changes. To help make the computer more secure, administrators may get a UAC prompt, if UAC is turned on, to provide their password or confirmation before being allowed to make changes that affect the system or other users.





OPTION ONE
Create a User Account in "User Accounts" in Control Panel
1. Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click on the User Accounts icon.

2. Click on the Manage another account link. (see screenshot below)
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3. If prompted by UAC, then click on Yes.

4. Click on the Create a new account link. (see screenshot below)
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5. Type in a name for the user account, select (dot) to make the user account either a Standard user or Administrator account, then click on the Create Account button. (see screenshot below)
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6. The user account is now created. It is recommended that you create a password for this user account so that it will be password protected.
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7. When finished, you can close the User Accounts window.

8. The new account's C:\Users\(user-name) folder will not be created until it is logged in to for the first time.



OPTION TWO
Create a User Account in "Local Users and Groups"
1. Open Local Users and Groups, and click on the Users folder in the left pane to open it. (see screenshot below)
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2. Right click on Users in the left pane, and click on New User. (see screenshot above)

3. Type in a User Name (ex: Example-Standard) for the user account, fill out any other details (ex: password) if you like, check the options that you would like to apply to this user account, and click on Create and Close when finished. (see screenshot below)
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4. The user account is now created. (see screenshot below)
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5. By default, this will be a standard user (Users) account. If you would like to change the user account type of this user account to be either a guest or administrator user account instead, then see OPTION FIVE at this tutorial link for how.
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6. The new account's C:\Users\(user-name) folder will not be created until it is logged in to for the first time.




OPTION THREE
Create a User Account in a "Elevated Command Prompt"

NOTE: This option will use the net user command to create a user account with.
1. Open an elevated command prompt.

2. Do either step 3, 4, or 5 below for how you would like to create the user account.

3. To Create a User Account without a Password
A) In the elevated command prompt, type the command below and press Enter. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: Substitute UserName in the command below with a user name that you want for the user account (ex: Example-Standard) within quotes.
net user "UserName" /add

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B) Go to step 6.
4. To Create a User Account with a Password
A) In the elevated command prompt, type the command below and press Enter. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: Substitute UserName in the command below with a user name that you want for the user account (ex: Example-Standard) within quotes. Substitute Password in the command below with a password that you want to be created for the user account within quotes.
net user "UserName" "Password" /add

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B) Go to step 6.
5. To Create a User Account with a Password on a Domain
NOTE: This is for only if your computer is on a domain.
A) In the elevated command prompt, type the command below and press Enter. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: Substitute UserName in the command below with a user name that you want for the user account (ex: Example-Standard) within quotes. Substitute Password in the command below with a password that you want to be created for the user account within quotes.
net user "UserName" "Password" /add /domain
B) Go to step 6.
6. By default, this will be a standard user (Users) account. If you would like to change the user account type of this user account to be either a guest or administrator user account instead, then see OPTION FOUR at this tutorial link for how.

7. When finished, close the elevated command prompt.

8. The new account's C:\Users\(user-name) folder will not be created until it is logged in to for the first time.
That's it,
Shawn






05 Jun 2013   #1
french model

Windows 7 home premium 64
 
 

I created a standard acct. for somebody but theirs is on the left side of mine on the log on screen. How do I put mine on the left and theirs on the right? Kind of like this.




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05 Jun 2013   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10074
 
 

Hello UserNameTaken,

Users are arranged in alphabetical order from left to right on the sign in screen. The only way to get your account to the left of their account is to rename your account so that it's name comes before there name in the alphabet.

Hope this helps.
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06 Jun 2013   #3
french model

Windows 7 home premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello UserNameTaken,

Users are arranged in alphabetical order from left to right on the sign in screen. The only way to get your account to the left of their account is to rename your account so that it's name comes before there name in the alphabet.

Hope this helps.
Actually I already tried that but it was the same thing. But when I wrote their name uncapitalized it switched and then I could rename 'em with a cap and it stayed the way I wanted it to.
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06 Jun 2013   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10074
 
 

Glad to hear that you got it sorted.
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11 Sep 2014   #5
MAYK

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 
creating several user accounts by one command

Hi
How can i Create several User accounts in cmd by one command?
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11 Sep 2014   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10074
 
 

Hello MAYK, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you like, you could create a .bat file with a separate command line for each account you wanted to create. You would then only have to right click on the .bat file and click on "Run as administrator" to create them all at once.
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12 Sep 2014   #7
MAYK

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Thank you Brink, it was useful
i want to know if there is a command that create several users by typing user names burst and a "," between them.
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12 Sep 2014   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10074
 
 

Not that I'm aware of, but a .bat file will create them all at once though.
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12 Sep 2014   #9
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Hi,

Try using the below batch file to create the local accounts.
You need to create a text file on your desktop called users.txt and list the users you want to create (1 name on each line, no spaces)

Code:
for /f %%n in (%userprofile%\desktop\users.txt) do (net user %%n /random /add /expires:never /passwordchg:no)
You will need to run the batch file as administrator (Right Click >> Run as administrator)

Regards,
Jamie
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