addusers.exe and Windows XP

Posted on 2007-10-19
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
Is there an incompatibility to use addusers.exe on Windows XP to create multiple users programatically.
Since following the documentation, everything seems to go well, the utility says that the user account has been create. However if you go to control panel users you cannot see any account with the name in the batch, but if you dump the XP user database the users are there. I have to tell you that one cannot login with the batch created user.

Thanks a lot.
Question by:robballi
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    Expert Comment

    Try creating a new user via command prompt:

    NET USER /ADD JoeShmoe **Password**

    then run NET USERS to verify add was successful.

    run " control userpasswords2" and verify add is successful there.

    can you post the script you are using with ADDUSERS?
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    Expert Comment


    Are you saying that if when you arrive at the windowsXP logon screen, you
    see no user icons, correct. How about if you logon to the machine the old
    fashioned way? Can you logon if you type in the username and password
    the old way? Try hitting CTRL+ALT+DEL twice to bring up the old style logon
    window. Maybe it takes logging in once to set the icon preferences and create
    the apropriate user folders and files. Worth a try.

    Author Comment


    Thanks a lot i had some problems yesterday and i couldn't login, it seems that your solutions is working
    but with the following syntax:
    Thanks a lot.

    I used the following:
    addusers /c 3CU.TXT /p:e /p:c
    the text file looked like:


    AGNF0807, Usuario de Prueba, 120007081991, comment  AGNF0807,, C:\HOME\AGNF0807,, AGNF0807.bat
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    Is the info after  {user} the comma separated values?

    If using the NET USER command works I would not stray with a 3rd party application.

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