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Austin Active Directory

Adding Administrative or Service Accounts to Active Directory

User passwords must contain at least one character from each of the following character groups: uppercase, lowercase, numbers, and special characters.

Service account passwords must be at least 16 characters long. All other passwords must be at least 8 characters long.

  1. Log in to the Active Directory Administration Tools.

  2. Click Create User on the left.

  3. Select the user's OU from the Select a Departmental OU drop-down list.

  4. Enter the user's EID in the Enter the New Username field.

    Note: The account name created during this process will be prefixed by the OU name that the user belongs to (for example, "ACES-newuser").

  5. Select an account type for the user.

    • If the user will be administering the OU, select Administrative.

      Note: The user's password will expire in 120 days.

    • If the user will only be running services, select Service.

    • If the user will be performing a subset of OU administrator tasks, select Power User.

  6. Enter a description of the account (for example, "BackUp Executive Service Account") in the Account Description field.

  7. Select the user's account status.

    • If you want the account to be enabled immediately, select Enabled.

    • If you want to force the user to change their password the next time they log in, select Enabled (Force Password Change).

    • If you want to create the account without enabling it, select Disabled.

  8. Enter a password for the user in the Enter Password and Confirm Password fields.

  9. Click Create User.

Last updated September 28, 2012 @ 10:10 am

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