To create a local user account:
1.. Open Computer Management.
2.. In the console tree, click Users.
a.. Computer Management
b.. System Tools
c.. Local Users and Groups
3.. On the Action menu, click New User.
4.. Type the appropriate information in the dialog box.
5.. Select or clear the check boxes for:
a.. User must change password at next logon
b.. User cannot change password
c.. Password never expires
d.. Account is disabled
6.. Click Create, and then click Close.
a.. To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Power Users
group, or the Administrators group on the local computer, or you must have
been delegated the appropriate authority. If the computer is joined to a
domain, members of the Domain Admins group might be able to perform this
procedure. As a security best practice, consider using Run as to perform
b.. To open Computer Management, click Start, click Control Panel,
double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Computer
c.. A user name cannot be identical to any other user or group name on the
computer being administered. It can contain up to 20 uppercase or lowercase
characters, except for the following:
” / \ [ ] : ; | = , + * ? < >
A user name cannot consist solely of periods (.) or spaces.
d.. In Password and Confirm password, you can type a password containing
up to 127 characters. However, if the network consists of computers running
Windows 95 or Windows 98, consider using passwords no longer than 14
characters. If your password is longer, you may not be able to log on to the
network from those computers.
e.. The use of strong passwords and appropriate password policies can help
protect your computer from attack.