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How to create a user in Windows Server 2019/2016 domain controller

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Hello, how are you? It is well known that Windows Server offers many tools for the management of elements. In fact, it has multiple roles and services that centralize this work. Consequently, the administration becomes a simple and dynamic task. However, one of the daily activities of the administrators is the management of users. This involves the creation and assignment of attributes. In this post, we will see how to create a user in Windows Server 2019/2016 domain controller.

How to access Active Directory Windows Server 2016 Users and Computers

In the first place it is necessary to go to the users and computers of Active Directory. Since it is in this console where objects, users and other elements of the Domain are stored. For this there are a couple of options:

  • Follow the route below: Server Manager>Tools>Active Directory Users and Computers
  • Press the Win+R combination and run the command dsa.msc

Immediately the Active Directory users and computers console will be deployed

Active Directory Users and Computers
Active Directory Users and Computers

How to create an organizational unit in Windows Server

It is highly recommended to create an organizational unit within the domain. This will optimize the organization. In addition, it is possible to create a unit for each area of the company. Consequently, the assignment of roles and functions is better managed. With this intention, right-click on the domain and select New>Organizational Unit

Creating a new organizational unit
Creating a new organizational unit

In the new window, please assign a name to the new unit. Also, it is possible to check the option to prevent accidental deletion. This will protect the elements stored in the container.

Assign a name to the organizational unit
Assign a name to the organizational unit

Creating a new user within the organizational unit.

After the previous process, we will see the new organizational unit. Now it is time to create a new user. With this in mind, right-click on the unit and then New>User.

Creating a new user within the organizational unit
Creating a new user within the organizational unit

Once there, it is time to establish some parameters of the user to be created. For example, first and last name, account name and the domain. After completing the data, press Next to continue.

Enter the data of the new user
Enter the data of the new user

Now it’s time to create the password. In addition, it is possible to edit the account properties. For example, password policy and account status. Click Next to continue

Creating the account properties.
Creating the account properties.

Finally, a summary of the values assigned to the new user is displayed. If you agree, press Finish.

Finalizing the creation of a new user
Finalizing the creation of a new user

Then you can see the new user created within the Organizational Unit.

New user successfully created.
New user successfully created.

How to modify new user attributes in Windows Server 2019/2016

Just double-click on the user to edit their properties. That is, you can add or modify aspects such as: email, phone, groups, file association, among others.

At the end of the day we have seen how to create a user in Windows Server 2019/2016 domain controller. This is a valuable tool for system administrators. Since user management is an everyday process in the system. All right, that’s it for now. Before saying goodbye I invite you to see our post about installing IIS on Windows Server. Bye!

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