To create a new user account


Open Computer Management


In the console tree, click Users.


Computer Management > System Tools > Local Users and Groups > Users


On the Action menu, click New User.


Type the appropriate information in the dialog box.


Select or clear the check boxes for:

User must change password at next logon 

User cannot change password 

Password never expires 

Account is disabled 


Click Create, and then click Close.


To open Computer Management, click Start, and then click Control Panel. Click Performance and Maintenance, click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Computer Management

A user name cannot be identical to any other user or group name on the computer being administered. It can contain up to 20 uppercase or lowercase characters except for the following:

" / \ [ ] : ; | = , + * ? < >

A user name cannot consist solely of periods (.) or spaces.

In Password and Confirm password, you can type a password containing up to 127 characters. However, if you're using Windows 2000 or Windows XP on a network that also has computers using Windows 95 or Windows 98, consider using passwords not longer than 14 characters. Windows 95 and Windows 98 support passwords of up to 14 characters. If your password is longer, you may not be able to log on to your network from those computers.

You should not add a new user to the Administrators group unless the user will perform only administrative tasks. For more information, click Related Topics

Related Topics

Groups and default security settings

Why you should not run your computer as an administrator

Creating strong passwords

Local Users and Groups overview

Change the password for a user

Create a new user account

Delete a user account

Disable or activate a user account

Modify a user account

Rename a user account

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