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9 April 2018

Create, Modify or Delete a Windows user using command prompt


Changing /creating/modifying a Windows user using command prompt is far better & faster than doing it graphically. It also look professional.

Open Command prompt as Administrator (Click Start buttonàType CMDàRight Click on CMD & select Run as Administrator)

Add a user using command prompt :

Command : NET USER <user name> <password> /add
 Ex:C:\WINDOWS\system32>NET USER TSET 1234 /add
The command completed successfully.
Modify user password using command prompt :

Command : NET USER <user name> <new password>
 Ex:C:\WINDOWS\system32>NET USER TEST 4321
The command completed successfully.

Delete a user using command prompt :

Command : NET USER <user name> /delete
 Ex:C:\WINDOWS\system32>NET USER TEST /delete
The command completed successfully.



More NET USER command help :

  • net accounts - Updates the user accounts database and modifies password and logon requirements for all accounts.
  • net computer - Adds or deletes computers from a domain database
  • net config - displays a list of configurable services
  • net continue - Continues a service that has been suspended by net pause
  • net file - Displays the names of all open shared files on a server
  • net group - Adds, displays, or modifies global groups in domains
  • net help - Provides a list of network commands and topics for which you can get help
  • net helpmsg - Explains why an error occurred and provides problem-solving information
  • net localgroup- Adds, displays, or modifies local groups
  • net name - Adds or deletes a messaging name
  • net pause - Pauses services that are currently running.
  • net print - Displays information about a specified print queue, displays information about all print queues hosted by a specified print server, displays information about a specified print job, or controls a specified print job.
  • net send- Sends a messenger service message
  • net session- Lists or disconnects sessions
  • net share- Displays or manages shared printers or directories
  • net start- Lists or starts network services
  • net statistics- Displays workstation and server statistics
  • net stop- Stops services
  • net time- Displays or synchronises network time
  • net use- Displays or manages remote connections
  • net user- Creates local user accounts
  • net view- Displays network resources or computers

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