How to create a new user account in Active Directory

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Using Active Directory Users and Computers:

  1. In Server Manager, select Tools > Active Directory Users and Computers.
  2. Right-click on Users and select New > User.
  3. Complete the Add New User wizard.

The new user account appears.

Using Active Directory Administrative Center:

  1. In Server Manager, select Tools > Active Directory Administrative Center
  2. In the left pane, select the domain you want to add the new user account to
  3. Right-click on the Organizational Unit (OU) you want to add a new user account to and select New > User
  4. Complete the Add New User wizard

Double-click to enter the OU and the new user account should be displayed.


Using the command line

In this example, a user named JohnDoe with password Password1a is added to the xyz.corp domain.

dsadd user cn=JohnDoe,cn=users,dc=xyz,dc=corp -disabled no -pwd Password1a


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