User creation in Active Directory Windows 2012 Server

How to Create User in Active Directory Windows 2012 Server

This article explains how to install and configure Active Directory on Microsoft Windows Server 2012. Free step by step guide for Active Directory installation and configuration on Windows Server 2012.

In last two articles we discussed and learned about installation and configuration of windows server 2012 on virtual cloud and then installation  and configuration of Active directory in the same to promote it to Domain Controller so that it could create its own central repository to store various objects of the domain.

Active directory can store multiple objects like Users, computers, Printers, OU and groups in its central database.

Let’s get started here.

Login to the Domain Server (Test.abc.com) Now you think that we have created the server named Test in earlier tutorial but why we are login into test.abc.com.

1. My Friends, Once server promoted to domain controller, it got change in its naming convention, now the combination will be Hostname + Domain name that is called FQDN (Fully Qualified Domain Name).

2. Now let’s start with login onto the server as shown below.

Create User in Active Directory Windows 2012 Server

3. Giveusername and password (abc\administrator) & click on ok as shown below.

username and password (abc\administrator)

4. On the certificate verification window click on Yes button.

certificate verification window click on Yes button

5. Click on the Left down corner to open start menu as shown below.

Click on the Left down corner

6. When you open start menu you can see the active directory & Computers is pin on start menu. Click on that.

directory & Computers

7. The next window will show you the Active directory management console.

Active directory management console.

8. There is Users folder in the active directory where all system & built in accounts are placed.

Users folder in the active directory

9. To create users account we will create in user folder, there are two ways to create user account. Either we can directly create users account in User folders or we can create OU (Organizational Unit) & create users accounts in that. 10. Now we will create user account in Users Container. To do:

  • Select Users container
  • Right Click on it & go to  New à User as shown below

Select Users container

11. On the next window Provide user first name & last name & user login name.  Here you can decide the user naming convention as per your company policy. The combination can be as given below

Please note if there are two users of the same name then you can user numeric number to avoid creation of duplicate user name Click on Next as shown below

Select Users container

12. Provide the password  and click on option User must change password at next login and click on Next shown below

User must change password at next login

13. On next window click on Finish to complete the procedure of user creation.

window click on Finish to complete

14. You can see that User has been created in Users container.

that User has been created in Users container

15. Now we will check New Created User Properties by double click on the same as shown.I have added description in the user properties to easily identify.

Created User Properties

16. We can also define the login hours for users & define them on which computer they can login into. By Account tab given in user properties you can define both Login Hours & Login to settings for user.

Created User Properties

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17. By the Login to Tab you can defined & add the computer on which you want user to login.

Login to Tab you can defined & add the computer

18. By Member of tab you can assign any group membership to the user.

Member of tab you can assign any group membership

19. There are so many other tabs you can fill information for users.

20. Now we will create OU (Organizational unit) & Move user into that.

21. To do so we will do the following:

  • Right Click on the Domain name icon(ABC)
  • Click on New à Organizational unit 

Click on New  Organizational unit

22. Give the name HR & remove the check mark from the Protect Container from accidental deletion option. This is required because if you will not remove this check mark you will not be able to delete this OU in future.
Protect Container from accidental deletion 
23. Click on OK button as shown.
Click on OK button as shown.
24. You can see that HR OU has been created.
You can see that HR OU has been created. 
25. Now Right click on User & click on Move & in the Pop window select  the HR OU & click on OK as shown below.
Right click on User & click on Move  
26. You can see in the below Screen shots that User is no more available in Users Container.
available in Users Container 
27. Now we will click on HR OU & see what it has stored in it. Click on HR OU.
Click on HR OU 
28. You can see that user is present in HR OU.
29. Now to delete the user, we simply need to right click on it & select the delete option, Active directory will ask for the confirmation to delete the user & once you click on Yes, user will be deleted. This is how we can create the users and define their properties and manage them.

simply need to right click

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