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Creating Administrative and Non-Admin Users With Windows Server 2012

December 11, 2012
  • Press the windows Key
  • Click on Server Manager on the bottom left of the Windows taskbar
  • On Server Manager, click tools and then Computer Management
  • In Computer Management, click Local Users and Groups
  • Double click Users folder
  • Right click and select New User
  • In the new user screen fill out the necessary information and choose a password more than 7 characters and more than 3 character types. You must remember this password.
  • To make the user an administrator, right click the user name then select Properties
  • In the Properties menu, click “Member Of”
  • In the Member Of tab click Add towards the bottom of the box, this will open the Select Groups window
  • At the text box at the bottom of the Select Groups window, type Administrators then click OK towards the bottom right, this will make the user an administrator
  • Non administrative users are created by default or with any other non-admin created group
  • After this process is over you will need to reboot the PC
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