Manage User Accounts Command Line: Net user command

By | April 10, 2022

Users who want to manage their accounts through the Windows command prompt should use the Net user command to do so. This command is used in the examples below.

Manage User Accounts Command Line: Net user command

You can create a domain user account by following these steps:

Net user /add username  newuserPassword /domain

On a local computer, add a user:

Net user /add username  newuserPassword

The following article explains how to add a new account in greater detail.

An account can be disabled or blocked by following the steps below:

Net user username  /ACTIVE:NO /domain

An account can be enabled or unlocked by following these steps:

Net user loginid /ACTIVE:YES  /domain

Keeping users’ passwords from being changed:

Net user username  /Passwordchg:No

User passwords may be changed by:

Net user username  /Passwordchg:Yes

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The following steps are required to retrieve a user’s settings:

Net user username

Sample:

C:\>net user techblogger
User name                    techblogger
Full Name
Comment
User's comment
Country code                 000 (System Default)
Account active               Yes
Account expires              Never

Password last set            4/21/2011 10:10 PM
Password expires             8/19/2011 10:10 PM
Password changeable          4/21/2011 10:10 PM
Password required            Yes
User may change password     Yes

Workstations allowed         All
Logon script
User profile
Home directory
Last logon                   Never

Logon hours allowed          All

Local Group Memberships      *Users
Global Group memberships     *None
The command completed successfully.

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