NET USER options

The NET Command is used to manage network resources as follows:

options are as follows:

/active:{no | yes}
Enable or disable the user account.
The default is yes (login is allowed)
Disabling an account does not immediately log off any user sessions.

A descriptive comment (48 characters).

Use the OS country codes to implement specified language files for help and error messages. 0 = default country code.

/expires:{date | never}
Cause the user account to expire. date can be in mm/dd/yy, dd/mm/yy, or mmm,dd,yy format, depending on the /countrycode. Months can be a number, spelled out, or abbreviated with three letters. Use commas or slashes to separate parts of the date (no spaces).

The user's full name (rather than a username).

The path for the user's home directory. The path must exist.

/homedirreq:{yes | no}
Is a home directory required?

/passwordchg:{yes | no}
Can users change their own password? The default is yes.

/passwordreq:{yes | no}
Must a user account have a password? The default is yes.

The path for the user's logon profile.
This pathname will be used to store their registry profile.

Path for the user's logon script. This is relative to %systemroot%\SYSTEM32\REPL\IMPORT\SCRIPTS. (The NETLOGON share) You can't use an absolute path.

/times:{times | all}
The times the user is allowed to use the computer.
The times value is expressed as day[-day][,day[-day]] , time[-time][,time[-time]], limited to 1-hour time increments.
Days can be spelled out or abbreviated (M,T,W,Th,F,Sa,Su).
Hours can be 12- or 24-hour notation. For 12-hour notation, use AM, PM, or A.M., P.M.
The value all means a user can always log on.
A null value (blank) means a user can never log on.
Separate day and time with commas, and units of day and time with semicolons (for example, M,4AM-5PM;T,1PM-3PM).
Do not use spaces when designating /times.

Add or change the "User comment" for the account. Only Administrators can edit this.

/workstations:{computername[,...] | *}
List as many as eight workstations from which a user can log on to the network.
Separate multiple entries in the list with commas.
If /workstations has no list, or if the list is *, the user can log on from any computer.


NET USER jbloggs apass /ADD /fullname:"Joe Bloggs" /scriptpath:logon.cmd

NET USER alice_smith /ACTIVE:yes /comment:"RAS User" /DOMAIN

NET USER fred_bloggs /HOMEDIR:\\Server_05\ /PROFILEPATH:\\Server_05\D$\USERS\fred_bloggs /DOMAIN

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Related commands:

MODE - Configure a system device.
NETDOM - Domain Manager.
PRNMNGR - Add, delete, list printers and printer connections.
PsPasswd - Change account password.
SC - Service Control.
Q149427 - Change Password from the CMD prompt.
Equivalent bash command (Linux): usermod - Modify user account.

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