How to Create a Local User in a Domain Environment

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The domain administrator sets domain policies that control how each connected computer functions as part of that domain and assigns rights to each user in the domain. Users in a domain environment who have administration privileges for their computer can also add local users to their computer. Creating local users is useful when a program needs to run locally for security purposes, or if you need to give a local user special access to a computer outside the domain environment.


Step 1

Log on to your local computer using an account with administrator privileges. If your computer is part of a corporate or school network, you may need to ask the technical support specialist for the required permissions.

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Step 2

Right-click the Windows button on the desktop taskbar and select Control Panel from the jump menu.

Step 3

Select User Accounts and then choose Give Other Users Access to this Computer.

Step 4

Click the Advanced tab. Choose Advanced to launch the Local Users and Groups interface.


Step 5

Right-click User, which is listed in the left pane under Local Users and Groups. Choose New User from the context menu.


Step 6

Type in a user name for the new user, a descriptive name such as the person's first and last name, and set a password for the new account. You will need to type the password twice. Click Create and then click Close.



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