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Create How to create local user on Windows Server 2022

Creating a local user account on Windows Server 2022 is straightforward. Here are clear steps to guide you through the process:

Open Server Manager:

Log in to your Windows Server 2022 using an account with administrative privileges.
Click on the Windows icon in the lower-left corner or press the Win + X keys, then select "Server Manager" from the menu.

Access the Local Users and Groups:

In the Server Manager window, click on "Tools" in the upper-right corner.
Select "Computer Management" from the dropdown menu.

Navigate to Local Users and Groups:

In the Computer Management window, expand "System Tools" in the left panel.
Expand "Local Users and Groups."

Create a New User:

Right-click on "Users" under "Local Users and Groups," and choose "New User" from the context menu.

Complete User Details:

In the New User dialog box, fill in the following information:
User name: Enter the desired username for the new account.
Full name: You can provide the user's full name if needed.
Password and Confirm Password: Set a secure password following your organization's password policies.
Clear the "User must change password at next logon" checkbox if you want to set a specific password without requiring the user to change it on the first login. This is more work, as first log in password change is not supported via remote desktop and would have to be done via ChartVPS Portal's server web console.
You can also choose to enable or disable the "User cannot change password" and "Password never expires" options as per your requirements.
Click "Create" when you've filled in the details.

User Created:

You will see a confirmation message indicating that the user account has been created successfully.

Assign User to Groups (Optional):

If you need to assign the user to specific groups or grant them additional permissions, right-click the user you just created under "Users" and choose "Properties." In the user's properties window, go to the "Member Of" tab to add the user to relevant groups.

Close Computer Management:

Close the Computer Management window.

That's it! You've successfully created a local user account on Windows Server 2022. The user can now use the provided username and password to log in to the server, subject to any password policies or group memberships you've configured.

Updated on: 13/09/2023

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