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Windows 2016. Creating a User.

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Ekaterina Neverova
May 25, 2020

Creating your account for each user is an important attribute of server security. Let’s see how to add a user in Windows 2016.

Method 1. Traditional

Open Start → Control Panel.

In the window that opens, click on “User Accounts”.

In the updated window, click on “User Accounts” again.

The peculiarity of the operating system is that the parameters of the current account will open, and we need to create a new one. Click on the inscription“Manage another account”.

In the lower part of the updated window, click on “Add user account”.

In the new window «Adding a user» all fields should be filled:

  • username;
  • password;
  • confirm password;
  • password hint.

If the password does not meet the security criteria, the program will notify you.

In the updated window, click on the button “Finish”.

The add user window will close and in the «Account Management» window, you will be able to select an account to change the settings.

Method 2.  Through the computer management console

The keyboard shortcut “Windows + R” calls the system window “Run”. In its only field, we enter the mmc command.

An empty snap-in console opens. To be able to create a user, you need to add the necessary snap-in to the console. To do this, open file → Add or Remove Snap-in …

In the window “Add and Remove Snap-In”, in its left part, we find “Local Users and Groups”. Now click on the “Add” button.  “Local users and groups “will move to section “Selected snap-ins”.

Immediately after the action above, the window “Select target computer “will open. We select the option “Local computer (on which the window of this console program is running)”, usually this parameter is set by default. Click on the button «Done».

The window will close. In the remaining window, click on the “OK” button.

The Add «Remove Snap-in window» closes. Only the Console 1 window remains. In the left part of the window, expand the “Local users and groups” tree, then click on the “Users” folder. In the main part of the window, right-click on space and select «New user».

In the “New User” window that opens, the following fields are important for filling out:

  • User;
  • Full name;
  • Password;
  • Confirm password;

We recommend clearly filling out the field «Description».

It is important to pay attention to the parameter «Require password change at the next login». The tick is set by default. Thus, when the administrator passes the password to the user, at the first login, the operating system will require the user to specify a new password to enter the system.

Click on the button «Create«.

The result will be something like this.

Allow the remote connection.

It was originally planned that the created user should be able to connect to the remote desktop on this server. We will provide this opportunity.

Method 1. Through the server console

From the method above, all in the same window «Console 1», click on the user-created with the right mouse button. In the context menu that opens, select the “Properties” item.

Open the “Group Membership” tab and click on the «Add» button.

In the group selection window, click on the button “Additionally”.

In the right part of the updated window, click on the button “Search”. In the “Search Results” field, select “Remote Desktop Users” by double-clicking.

In the group selection window, click the “OK” button.

The corresponding group membership will appear in the account properties window. Close the window by clicking on the “OK” button.

Method 2. Consider an alternative way to provide remote desktop access

Open the Start menu and select Control Panel.

In the window that opens, click on “System and Security”.

In the updated window, click on “System”.

In the left part of the new window, click on “Setting up remote access”.

In the window «System Properties» that opens, go to the «Remote Access» tab and click on the «Select Users» button.

In the window that opens, click on the button “Add”

In the user selection window, click the button “Additionally”.

In the updated window, click on the button “Search”, and in the lower part of the window, where the search results are, we find the user we need. Select it with a double click.

A line with the login will be added to the user selection window and on which server the user is located. If everything is correct — click on the “OK” button.

In the window “Remote Desktop Users” we check the users and when finished click on the «OK» button.

Now you can try to connect

You can run “Remote Desktop Connection” through the Start menu → Accessories — Windows → Remote Desktop Connection. Perhaps this program will be on the “tile” on the right.

A program window will open. Enter the IP address of the remote machine or its domain name in it. And click on the button “Connect”.

The remote computer will ask for a username and password, enter them and click on the “OK” button.

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