Create local user account

A local user account (name format: “.\UserName”) exists only in the Security Account Manager (SAM) of the host computer; it does not have a user object in Active Directory Domain Services. This means that a local account cannot be authenticated by the domain.

Create local user account

1. Login as the administrator to the computer.

2. Press Windows Key Windows Key to go to start, then type Computer Management

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or Open Server Manager, Tools > select Computer Management

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or Press Windows Key+R and type compmgmt.msc

The above three methods opens Computer Management console.

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Then, right click on Users and select New User. Provide the name and password and click.

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Verification: Logoff the computer and re-login with the account created.

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