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How to Add an Extra Windows User on a Windows Server


This guide will walk you through the process of adding an additional user to your Windows Server. This user can be used for various purposes such as remote desktop access.

Step 1: Accessing User Management

Press Windows Key + R to open the Run dialog box.
Type lusrmgr.msc and press Enter. This will open the Local Users and Groups window.

Step 2: Creating the User

In the Local Users and Groups window, navigate to Users.
Right-click anywhere in the empty space and select New User.
Enter the desired username and password. Optionally, you can also provide a full name and description.
Uncheck the box labeled User must change password at next logon to prevent the You must change your password before logging on the first time error.
It's recommended to check the box labeled Password never expires for most users.
Click Create to finish creating the user.

Step 3: Configuring Remote Desktop Access

Open Settings from the Start menu.
Go to System and then select Remote Desktop.
Scroll down to the section titled User accounts and click on Select users that can remotely access this PC.

Step 4: Adding Users for Remote Desktop

Click Add to add users who are allowed to connect via Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP).
In the Enter the object names to select field, type the username you want to add.
Click Check Names. Once the username is validated, it will be displayed.

Click OK to confirm the selection.

Click OK again to close the Remote Desktop Users window.


Congratulations! You have successfully added an extra Windows user to your Windows Server and configured remote desktop access for them.

Updated on: 12/04/2024

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