Friday, July 31, 2009


Add Users From Windows Command Prompt

There may come a time in which you need to manage user accounts via parental controls or to disable one, and you have no access to the control panel. 
This experience may be frustrating, so read on to find out how you can restore access to the control panel.

  1. Go to "My Computer" and change the item in the search bar to "Control Panel". Do not use quotes when typing. If you don't have access to "My Computer" or this does not work, move on to step 2.
  2. Go to the start menu, then click on either settings or control panel. This should give you quick access to the control panel. If this does not work, or these options do not exist in the start menu, move on to step
  3. Go to the start menu, then click on run, or press the Windows Logo Key + R to access RUN. Type in "Control Panel", without the quotes. If for some reason this fails, or you do not have access to run, move on to step 4.
  4. Open the command line. Start menu>programs>accessories>Command Prompt. Type in "control panel" without the quotes. Should this fail, leave the command window open and move on to step 5.
  5. In the command line, use the net command. Type "net" for information, and learn the syntax. Some basics for the net command..
To change a password, type "net user (username) *". Don't type the quotes, and do not forget the star.

To add a user, type "net user (username) /ADD". Don't type the quotes.

To delete a user, type "net user (username) /DELETE". Don't type the quotes.

Type in "net accounts/?" for help on the net accounts command. You can use this to force logoffs and set expiration times on user accounts.

If you need to do much more, try typing in all of the suggested net commands with a "/?" at the end. Try looking on a search engine for help on how to use the command.


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