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Can I use the net user command to add a user with an admin account?

Posted on 2004-10-24
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Can I use the net user command from command line to add a user with administrative priviledges?  If so, what is the proper syntax?
Question by:srejja
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by:Lee W, MVP
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It's a two command process.  First, add the user as you would normally, then use net group to add the user to the group.  For more information on each command type "net help <command>" and a help screen will display

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_anom_ earned 1000 total points
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On a standalone computer, add the user as you would normally (net user /add username) and then type   net localgroup administrators /add username

For a domain, do a net user as you normally would, and then     net group "domain admins" /domain /add username

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I would say use a combination of "net user" to set up the account, and the "net group" to add the net user to the administrator group:

net user paul xxxxx /add /passwordreq:yes  /fullname:"Paul"
net group administrator paul /add

If it's a domain you'll have to edit accordingly.


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