New-LocalUser

Create a local user account.

Syntax
      New-LocalUser [-Name] String
         [-AccountExpires DateTime] [-AccountNeverExpires] [-Description String]
            [-FullName String] [-Password SecureString] [-PasswordNeverExpires]
               [-UserMayNotChangePassword] [-Disabled] [-WhatIf] [-Confirm] [CommonParameters]

      New-LocalUser [-Name] String
         [-AccountExpires DateTime] [-AccountNeverExpires] [-Description String]
            [-FullName String] [-NoPassword]
               [-UserMayNotChangePassword] [-WhatIf] [-Confirm] [CommonParameters]

Key
   -AccountExpires
       Specify when the user account should expire.
       To obtain a DateTime object, use Get-Date.
       If you do not want the account to expire, specify the -AccountNeverExpires parameter.

   -AccountNeverExpires
       Set the account to not expire (boolean).

   -Description
       Set a comment for the user account. The maximum length is 48 characters.

   -Disabled
       Create the user account with login disabled.

   -FullName
       Change the full name of the user account. The full name differs from the user name of the user account.

   -InputObject
       The user account that this cmdlet changes. To obtain a user account, use Get-LocalUser.

   -Name
       The name of the user account to create.
       If you create a local user account for the local system, the user name can contain up to 20 uppercase
       characters or lowercase characters.
       A user name cannot contain any of the following characters: " / \ [ ] : ; | = , + * ? < > @ 
       A user name cannot consist only of periods . or spaces.

   -NoPassword
       Indicate that the user account does not have a password.

   -Password SecureString
       Specify a new password for the user account.
       If the user account is connected to a Microsoft account, do not set a password.
       You can use Read-Host -GetCredential, Get-Credential, or ConvertTo-SecureString to create a SecureString
       object for the password.
       If you omit the Password you will be prompted for a password to set.
       A password can contain up to 127 characters.

   -PasswordNeverExpires
       Indicate whether the password expires (boolean).

   -UserMayNotChangePassword
       Indicate that the user cannot change the password on the user account.

   -Confirm
       Prompt for confirmation before executing the command.

   -WhatIf
       Describe what would happen if you executed the command without actually executing the command.

A user name cannot be identical to any other user name or group name on the computer.
A user name can contain up to 20 uppercase characters or lowercase characters.

This cmdlet does not generate any output.

Examples

Create a local user account:

PS C:\> New-LocalUser -Name "Kiosk64" -Description "Local Kiosk account." -NoPassword

Create a user account that has a password:

PS C:\> New-LocalUser "User64" -Password (Read-Host -AsSecureString) -FullName "Demo User" -Description "Temporary test account."

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Related PowerShell Cmdlets:

New-adUser - Create a new AD user account.
Set-LocalUser - Modify a local user account.
New-LocalGroup - Add a new local security group.


 
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