User accounts make it so that several people can easily share a single computer. Each person can have a separate user account with unique settings and preferences, such as a desktop background and color theme. User accounts also control the files and programs you can access and what types of changes you can make to the computer. Typically, you'll want to create standard accounts for most computer users.

The steps that you should follow will vary, depending on whether your computer is on a domain or a workgroup. To find out, see "To check if your computer is on a workgroup or domain" in How is a network at home different from one at work?

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My computer is on a domain

  1. Open Microsoft Management Console by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, typing mmc into the Search box, and then pressing ENTER. Administrator permission required If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

  2. In the left pane of Microsoft Management Console, click Local Users and Groups.

    If you don't see Local Users and Groups

    If you don't see Local Users and Groups, it's probably because that snap-in has not been added to Microsoft Management Console. Follow these steps to install it:

    1. In Microsoft Management Console, click the File menu, and then click Add/Remove Snap-in.

    2. Click Local Users and Groups, and then click Add.

    3. Click Local computer, and then click Finish.

    4. Click OK.

  3. Click the Users folder.

  4. Click Action, and then click New User.

  5. Type the appropriate information in the dialog box, and then click Create.

  6. When you are finished creating user accounts, click Close.

My computer is on a workgroup

  1. Open User Accounts by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking User Accounts and Family Safety, and then clicking User Accounts.
  2. Click Manage another account. Administrator permission required If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

  3. Click Create a new account.

  4. Type the name you want to give the user account, click an account type, and then click Create Account.