How to add new user account from command line in Windows 10 ?

Published on August 13, 2016 by abundantcode

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You can add a new user account in Windows 10 using command prompt using the net user command and passing the right parameter.

How to add new user account from command line in Windows 10 ?

Following is the syntax of the command to add a new user from command line in Windows.

net user <username> <password> /ADD

For example , to add a new user with the name "abundantcode" and the password "test" , it can done as shown below.

net user abundantcode test /ADD



Ensure that you open the command prompt in the elevated mode or else you will receive the following error.

C:\Users>net user abundantcode test /ADD
System error 5 has occurred.

Access is denied.

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