Net User /add batch file

Posted on 2009-05-12
Last Modified: 2013-11-10
is it possible to use net user to create a user account on another computer in a workgroup?
ex. run net user /add from station 1 to create a user on station2 via a batch file.
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If you do not need to create a bunch of users, try using "Computer management". You can connect to any computer in domain and add groups and users

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But if you still need scripting tools than take a look at ADDuser tool from MS


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I need to create the same user on multiple machines in a workgroup environement.

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than use adduser tool I mentioned in previous link. You can create file with user attributes and create that user on remote machine

C:\>AddUsers [\\computername] /c c:\Users.txt /p:e
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no i need to does this in a batch file if possible

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It is possible. Go and download ADDUSERS 

Than Create a comma-delimited text file, which contains the new users and groups to be created. Syntax is section-specific for each entry (line) in the different sections, as follows:

User Name,Full name, Password, Description, HomeDrive, Homepath, Profile, Script

Global Group Name, Comment, UserName, ...

Local Group Name, Comment>, UserName, ...

The entries (lines) in the [Local] and [Global] group sections can have 0 or more UserName entries after the comment field. Each user name is added to that group. Lines must end with a comma (or the appropriate separator character). Here is the example from the Resource Kit Tools Help file for AddUsers.exe:

jimmy,James Edward Phillip II,,,,,,
alex,Alex Denuur,,,E:\,E:\users\alex,,
ron,Ron Jarook,hello,,E:\,E:\users\ron,,
sarah,Sarah Selly,,,,,,
mike,Mike Olarte,,,,,,

DevTeam,Conversion to Sources,mike,sarah,jimmy,

UsersAM,Users A through M,alex,jimmy,mike,
UsersNZ,Users N through Z,ron,sarah

Creating the users (and groups) can be performed through a batch file or at the command line. The following command creates the users and groups listed in a text file called Users.txt. The "/p" switch creates the users with the Passwords Never Expire option enabled:

C:\>AddUsers [\\computername] /c c:\Users.txt /p:e

Once you crated users.txt file just use this command to and change computername. You can create batch file. You yust copy,paste&change computername

@Echo off

cd %path_to_addusers.exe_file%
AddUsers \\computer1 /c c:\Users.txt /p:e
AddUsers \\computer2 /c c:\Users.txt /p:e

%path_to_addusers.exe_file% is directory where you extract addusers.exe


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okkkk   thats more software to upload to the remote sites then
i also need to hide the account for administrative purposes.

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zoubi77 earned 500 total points
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For hiding users on welcome screen follow this link -

if you prefere scripting -

as for creating only need to download ONE single file - adduser.exe. On the PC that you downloaded file to, you create list of users and then run either adduser.exe (with parameters) or your own script (as I described in my posts)

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