Create Local Users in Windows XP

Posted on January 7, 2009 by Daniel Petri in Windows Client OS with

How can I create Local users in Windows XP? How can I open the Local Users applet (from Control Panel) in Windows XP?

To control local users and some of their settings from a Windows XP Pro machine you can use the LUSRMGR.MSC MMC Snap-in (run lusrmgr.msc from the Run command).

 Alternatively, you can use the User Accounts applet in Control Panel.

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To open only the User Accounts applet without going to Control Panel, open the Run command and type

control userpasswords2

Press Ok.

This applet (along with the LUSRMGR.MSC MMC Snap-in) should only be used for local user administration. Also, note that these apps are not agailable in Windows XP Home Edition.

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