Create Local User with PowerShell

Create a Local User in Windows via PowerShell , In this article we discuss the way how to create local users in Windows using PowerShell.

Updated: 14 Dec, 21 by Elizabet J 3 Min

Dear reader, this tutorial is based on PowerShell 5.1 and above, which is installed on Windows 10, Windows Server 2016 and higher by default. To use this command in earlier versions, you must add the linked module to PowerShell or use the commands Use Command Prompt to create a local account with powershell.

Making a Windows user with PowerShell

1. Open the PowerShell with Administrator access in Windows.

2. To create the user in PowerShell, the New-local user command is used. The structure is similar to the one below.

                       New-Local User -Name [username] [Option]

The New-Local User command structure is in the form of a main part called Name, which is actually the same as User name, and the other parameters that we will be explaining below.

Before explaining the various parameters, consider the following two examples to learn more about the structure of the user build command in PowerShell.

Example 1:

In the example below, a user is created with the name of Elizabet and no password is assigned to it, and in the Description section, an explanation is written for this user that can be customized to your liking.

                   New-LocalUser -Name "Elizabet" -Description "Test User" -NoPassword

Example 2:

In the following example, as in the first example, a user named Elizabet and Description will be created and assigned to that password. A noteworthy point in this example is that PowerShell does not accept the password in the form of a simple text, or Clear text, and you must first create a variable and enter a password, and then use the variable in the commands.

So, first enter the following command to create a variable named Password and get your password secretly.

                      $ password = Read-Host -AsSecureString

After entering the above command, you will receive a password that you can use after entering and pressing Inter.

        New-LocalUser -Name "Elizabet" -Description "Test User with Password" -Password $ password

This way, you will be able to build the user in a parachute. Now let's take a look at the description of other application parameters mentioned.

New-Local User command parameters in PowerShell

Account Expires: User expiration date is specified with this parameter.

Account Never Expires: User account expires

Disabled: User account is disabled or disabled

Full Name: Full user name

Password Never Expires: User password expires

User May Not Change Password: The user can change the password

The following is one of the most important parameters of this command, which together with the parameters mentioned in the first and second examples, together constitute the application and specific parameters of this command. Now, in the next section, a complete example is made for the creation of an user whose application are shown below.

New-LocalUser -Name "elizabet" -Description "IT Manager" -Password $ password -FullName "Elizabet -Disabled -PasswordNeverExpires-UserMayNotChangePassword

Also if you need to add user to a local group in powershell follow this article.

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Elizabet J

Elizabet J

One OF my major goals is getting new experiences about ICT and what’s more making progress through this field.