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Create a User Account in Active Directory Users and Computers

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

You can use this procedure to create a new domain user account in Active Directory Users and Computers Microsoft Management Console (MMC).

Membership in Domain Admins, or equivalent, is the minimum required to perform this procedure.

To create a user account

  1. Click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Active Directory Users and Computers. The Active Directory Users and Computers MMC opens. If it is not already selected, click the node for your domain. For example, if your domain is, click

  2. In the details pane, right-click the folder in which you want to add a user account.


    • Active Directory Users and Computers/domain node/folder
  3. Point to New, and then click User.

  4. In First name, type the user's first name.

  5. In Initials, type the user's initials.

  6. In Last name, type the user's last name.

  7. Modify Full name to add initials or reverse the order of first and last names.

  8. In User logon name, type the user logon name. Click Next.

  9. In New Object - User, in Password and Confirm password, type the user's password, and then select the appropriate password options.

  10. Click Next, review the new user account settings, and then click Finish.