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Add/remove a user account via command prompt in Windows 8

Add_remove_user_command_prompt_windows8_preview_image_thumb.jpg 1In this tutorial we’ll explain how to add/remove a user account using the command prompt in Windows 8.

Add a user via command prompt

The user account can easily be managed with the Graphical UI but in some cases you might be accessing your PC remotely or performing a bulk user add/remove using a script. You can easily learn how to add/remove a user via the command prompt by following the steps below.

1. Step In the Metro Start Menu, click on the lower left corner. The Start menu pops up. Click on Search.

metro search

2. Step In the Search App box, type cmd.

search app

3. Step Right click on the icon cmd, a bar appears at the bottom. Click on Advanced and select Run as administrator.

run as administrator

4. Step In the command prompt, type net user username password /ADD. Replace username and password with your desired username and its password.

command prompt

Remove a user via command prompt

5. Step To remove a user, type net user username /DEL. Replace username with your desired username.

mouse pointers

Many advanced user account related function can be performed via the command prompt. You can learn more about them here.

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Published: Monday, February 13th, 2012 Last Modified: February 13, 2012

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