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Windows 7: User accounts

16 May 2010   #1

windows 7 x64
User accounts

hi all.

i want to know if there is an easy way of setting up each user account and then going to the next computer and putting there user accounts to that computer. can this be done, any help will be grateful.


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16 May 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64

No, I don't think there is a way.
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16 May 2010   #3

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu

There are methods available to the IT Pro from Microsoft - but you would need a Technet Sub to access most of them.

One thing you could try is to set up the accounts on one machine and then use Windows Easy Transfer to create a selective transfer file for the users - just save the settings for each user using the advanced settings.

You should then be able to use this file to "restore" the settings to each of the "new" machines.

Although this is not the designed function for this application it may be worth experimenting
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16 May 2010   #4

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

Windows 7 comes with an inbuilt utility called Easy Transfer which allows you to transfer Files, users, Settings, documents, emails, Internet Favorites, videos, shared documents etc from one computer to another. You can use an external hard drive, USB drive, Network or Easy transfer Cable which directly sends data to your new computer. Here is a tutorial.

Windows 7 : Easy Transfer Files, Users and Settings
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16 May 2010   #5

windows 7 x64

ty all for the info i gonna try the easy transfer ty again
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16 May 2010   #6

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu

Please post back with your progress with this as I'm sure your experience will be of use to others.

Hope everything goes well :)
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18 May 2010   #7

windows 7 x64

I went with the windows easy transfer and only problem i had was i installed a game on 1 computer but not the other, which came up and said that i needed install it on the other comp. but all worked great
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18 May 2010   #8

xp, vista, w7

bit late in the day, but i set em up with batch files,this one will create nine passworded accounts, 3 user groups, and put user's in differents groups.if you want to try it out copy and paste into note pad, save as anything you like as long as it ends in .bat, BUT be carefull make sure you have no existing users with same names or pc name is not benny jack ect, change em to anything you like. to enable batch files to run in w7 you will have to wind UAC down to the bottom.


echo off
:: set up nine user accounts with a password and three user groups, assign user's to groups.
net user benny password /add
net user penny password /add
net user jack password /add
net user eric password /add
net user brenda password /add
net user susan password /add
net user robert password /add
net user bob password /add
net user sally password /add
:: set up three local user groups
net localgroup sales /add
net localgroup accounts /add
net localgroup director /add
:: assign user's to groups
net localgroup sales benny penny jack /add
net localgroup accounts eric brenda susan /add
net localgroup director robert bob sally /add
echo go to control panel user accounts, manage another account
echo check if you have created 9 new accounts, password protected.
echo also check if you created 3 new groups.
echo would you like to keep new accounts and groups, press 1 key enter
echo to delete all new accounts and groups, press 2 key enter
set /p choice=choose........
if '%choice%'=='1' goto end
if '%choice%'=='2' goto two
echo choose 1 or 2 .........
if not '%choice%'=='1' goto one
if not '%choice%'=='2' goto one
net user benny /delete
net user penny /delete
net user jack /delete
net user eric /delete
net user brenda /delete
net user susan /delete
net user robert /delete
net user bob /delete
net user sally /delete
net localgroup sales /delete
net localgroup accounts /delete
net localgroup director /delete

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