How to create and Manage Users, Groups in Windows Server 2019.

In this blog, I will create new users and groups.

How to Create New Users

1- Open Active Directory Users and Computers > right-click Users > select New and select User.

create new user in active directory

2- Type first name and last name and then a user logon name for the individual and click next.

create new user in ad user

3- Type Password and Confirm Password, I selected Password never expired or you can choose any of these options click Next.

create new user in ad user

4- Click finish.

create new active directory user

5- Right-click on the newly created user and select properties. (here is the description of the user, their office, their telephone number, their email, their address information, etc.

user properties

Copy Users

6- To copy the user account right-click on it and select Copy.

active directory users and computers

7- type first name > Last name > user logon name and click next.

create new active directory user

8- Type Password and Confirm Password, I selected Password never expired or you can choose any of these options click next.

copy object user

9- Click Finish.

copy object user

10- To delete a user account right-click on it and select delete.

active directory users and computers

Create an Active Directory Global Security Group

11- Open Active Directory Users and Computers. Expand your local domain > Right-click on users > select New and then select Group.

create group active directory

12- Type the name of the new group. Use a reputation that you simply can easily accompany the role or service that you’re creating.

In the Group scope option, select Global. In Group type, choose Security.

Click OK.

Repeat steps for all remaining groups.

security group active directory

13- How to Create an Active Directory Global Security Group with PowerShell

Open PowerShell with administrative privileges.

We can create a security group with actual values replaced. Here I’m creating the IT Group.

New-ADGroup “IT” -GroupScope Global -GroupCategory Security

By default, the security groups is going to be created in Users field.

After creating a security group you can add members to a security group. I am adding (user and user2) Add-ADGroupMember “IT” -Members user,user2

new adgroup powershell

For more information on how to create users and groups in windows server 2019

Written by Jamil Parvez

Jamil Pervez works as a Network Administrator, based in Kuwait with a Primary focus on Microsoft technologies. Microsoft Certified MCSE, MCTP, MCITP, CCNP, CCIP, CCVP with 20 years of experience in administering Windows Servers, Exchange, VMWare, Veeam B&R, Veritas BackupExec.


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