How do I quickly create user accounts via command line?
Under Windows 11, 10, ...and MS Server OS you can use the command prompt to quickly create user accounts via command line!
In certain situations, you may need to create multiple user accounts on Windows that should be available on a Windows device. Or you want to test software under other user accounts with less access rights. Here is a simple method that works on all Windows operating systems. For this you need the required access rights, or an user account with administrative rights.
Now all you have to do is run the right commands, as needed, to determine how many user accounts are needed.
Here in the example the default account user-1 is created, because Windows creates this as a default user when creating a new user, this must be added to another group if necessary and also removed from the default user.
(Creating of user accounts "User-1" to "User-3")
net user "User-1" /add
net user "User-2" /add
net user "User-3" /add
It is not possible to overwrite the user accounts because an error message appears when entering existing user names! (... see Image-1)
These NET command commands are quite handy as they can be used on all operating systems such as Windows 11, 10 Pro, Enterprise, Home, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows-Server 2019, 2016, 2012, Windows 7 Basic, Professional, Starter, Ultimate this of course refers to Windows NT systems, certainly there are similarly powerful commands under Linux, Android and MAC OS, with which one can achieve the same.
3.) Quickly turn users into administrators!
Here is the example to make a user admin
/add is to add
/del while then to remove administrative rights
on the point group: Administrators can you use other groups too
C:\Windows\system32> net user "user-1" *
Enter a password for the user:
Re-enter the password:
The command ran successfully.
P.S. Attention! The newly entered password is not displayed in the CMD, the text cursor always remains at the first position! By confirming the password, you will know whether you entered it correctly.
FAQ 28: Updated on: 18 September 2022 20:00Windows