Add user woes  


  1. Posts : 32
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1

    Add user woes


    I wanted to add a limited account for service. I have some cosmetic damage so service will need to verify only system readiness.

    Well! All the good-will I've been feeling for Microsoft the past couple years just went pouf.

    I managed to get past the attempt to force registering with a Microsoft account but THEN I had to endure what threatened to be an unending number of compulsory security questions.

    Really? Really!!!?

    And then after seething through that wretched process, the Evil Wizard refused to go forward, offering the absolutely unforgivable excuse "Something went wrong."



    What was that? An after-school project? Somebody's pre-teen kid want to be a "Developer Developer Developer".

    Grrrr. It reminds me again that in Microsoft's view the "My" in "My Computer" is NOT little old me.

    Cripey.
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 17,661
    Windows 10 Pro
       #2

    Easiest and fastes way to create a new local account without any security questions is to open an elevated Command Prompt and enter following command:

    net user "Username" "Password" /add

    For instance, add local standard user John Doe with password MacOS_Sucks!:

    net user "John Doe" "MacOS_Sucks!" /add

    See Option Six in this tutorial: Add Local Account or Microsoft Account in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials

    Kari
      My Computer


  3. Posts : 32
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Kari said:
    net user "Username" "Password" /add
    For instance,
    net user "John Doe" "MacOS_Sucks!" /add
    See Option Six in this tutorial: Add Local Account or Microsoft Account in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
    Kari
    Ah yes. The good ol CLI. And it's not even PowerShell! Wonderful. Thank you very much.
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 17,661
    Windows 10 Pro
       #4

    You are welcome.
      My Computer


 

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