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Unable to Add a Vista Business Local User Account

Posted on 2009-05-03
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When I try to add a local user in Vista Business, I get the following message at the end of the Add User wizard:

"The user <the name of my computer>\<the user name I'm trying to create> could not be added to the administrators group because <the name of my computer>\<the user name I'm trying to create> does not exist."

I get this error message regardless of whether I'm logged into Windows with a domain account or a local account.  Note:  I'm at home and therefore not actually logged into the domain at my office.  Does that matter?  Shouldn't I be able to add a local user even if I'm not connected to the domain?

Thanks so much....
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Question by:cfwilbur
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I presume you are a local administrator of your computer?

If so, try this:

Right Click on My Computer and Select Manage.
Find the local users and groups section and add a user.
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That worked!  Thanks so much!
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