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Windows Server 2003 in a Nutshell by Mitch Tulloch

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Users—Tasks

Managing Domain Users

Domain user accounts are administered using the Active Directory Users and Computers console. After opening this console, expand the console tree and select the OU in which the account is located or where it will be created. Then proceed with the steps described in the following sections. Note that built-in user accounts such as Administrator and Guest are located in the default Users container.

Create a User

Right-click on OU New User

Then specify first and/or last name (at least one of these is required) and the user logon name. The full name and downlevel (Pre-Windows 2000) logon name are then generated automatically from this information, but you can also define them differently if desired. The wizard’s second screen asks you to specify a password and account restrictions (see Configure a User later in this section for more information).

Note

You can also create multiple user accounts by importing a specially formatted .csv file using the bulk-import utility csvde.exe.

On the first screen of the wizard, specify:

User logon name

This is the name that the user will use to log on to the network, which might be something like marys or msmith for user Mary Smith. User logon names must always be unique within the domain. What’s confusing is that there is an unlabeled listbox to the right of the text box for user logon name. This listbox displays the name of the currently selected domain, but this domain name begins with an @ sign. The idea implied ...

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