Using NET USERS to Manage Local User Accounts on a Workstation

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A few of the user management functions that are provided in User Manager for Domains are not available in User Manager in Windows NT Workstation. Three NET USERS parameters are available for managing the local user accounts database on a Windows NT Workstation. If you want to create user profiles, you must use the User Profile Editor that is provided in the Windows NT Resource Kit.


The following lists additional parameters you can use to manage local user accounts using the NET USERS command at the MS-DOS command prompt:

Parameters                Description
-----------------------   ----------------------------------------------
/EXPIRES:[date | NEVER]   Causes the account to expire if a date is set.
                          NEVER sets no time limit on the account.

/PROFILEPATH[:path]       Sets a path for the user's logon profile.

/TIMES:[times | ALL]      User logon hours.

For further information on the NET USERS command, type the following at the MS-DOS command prompt:



Article ID: 137978 - Last Review: February 24, 2014 - Revision: 2.2
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.5
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.51
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.5
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.51
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
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