Creating user accounts is one of the most common task of a Server Administrator. After installing Domain Controller in Server 2008 R2, you can create new user accounts with Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in. In this article, I will show steps to create user account in Windows Server 2008 R2.
Create User Account in Windows Server 2008 R2
Log on to Domain Controller. Open Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in. Expand the domain name. Select the Organization Unit (OU) where you want to create the new user account.
In the empty area, right-click select New and click User. You can also right-click the OU and click New and select User to create new user account.
New Object dialog box will open as shown above. You can fill in the user information like first name, lastname etc. As you can see above, there are two user logon names. The first User logon name also called User Principal Name (UPN) is DWalda@mustbegeek.com which is email like name that can be used to login to domain joined computers. Second user logon name (pre-Windows 2000) also called SamAccountName can also be used by user to login to domain-joined computers in the form mustbegeek\DWalda. After entering the user details, click Next.
Enter password for the user. You can choose various options as shown above. Once you are done, click Next.
You can view the details of the user. Click Finish to create new user account.
You can now see the user listed in Active Directory as shown above.