2 Ways to Create a New User in Windows Server 2016

User accounts are among the basic tools for using  Windows 2016 Server, As a network administrator, you’ll spend most of your time dealing with user accounts and helping them, This tutorial will help you to learn how to create a new domain user account in Windows Server 2016, step by step by many methods

Create new user through Active Directory

1. Open Server Manager and click on Tools and select “Active Directory Users & Computers” from the drop-down list.

2. Expand your domain and select which OU you want your user to be located and right-click and select “New -> User”, for example, I am having OU named “AvoidErrors”.

3. On this screen, enter the user “First Name, Last Name” and on the “User Logon Name” specify the username that he will need it to log in the computer with, and then click Next.

4. You will be asked to enter the password of this user twice, so type it correctly, and also specify the user password options.

5. After you are done from step no#4, click Next and you will be taken to the final page of the wizard which its the confirmation page of your created user details if everything is correct click Finish, if not then click Back and edit the info that you would like.

Create a new user account through PowerShell

This method will guide you how you can create a user account on Windows Server 2016 by PowerShell commands, follow the below steps to guarantee a successful result.

1. Open PowerShell from StartMenu of your Windows Server, and make sure to run it as Administrator.

2. Copy-Paste the below command on your Windows PowerShell, and fill the required fields with the user information.

Show-Command New-ADUser

3. You can click Copy to copy the PowerShell command that will run to deploy the new user or you can simply click Run to execute the command, on the below screenshot I clicked Copy to see the command.


I started this tech blog back in 2011 as a place to write down processes I took to fix my client systems and network. Now I write some tips and tricks to help others with the tech issues that one might encounter.

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