Windows 11 users are able to create local accounts or add accounts through an official Microsoft Online account. However, what is a local account in Windows? What are local accounts and why is it so valuable?
This tutorial will discuss the six options available to you to create Windows 11 Local Accounts. It also explains how to grant them administrator permissions.
What is a local user account?
You can create local accounts for users Windows 11 Windows 10 users are able to set up separate accounts from the same device (using Windows 10). The primary function of these accounts is to allow users with different settings to share the same computer without having to have access to files belonging to others.
You can also use local user accounts to have multiple accounts for different purposes. You can, for example, have one account to store your files while another is for files related to work.
Additionally, user accounts that are local have the advantage of being private. None of your data needs to be sent to a server. To set them up, they don’t require an internet connection nor an email address.
1. Windows 11 Setup allows you to create a local user account
In the Start menu Type cmd in the search box Next, click Command Prompt to select Run as administrator.
The following command should be entered in the command prompt “net user password /add”, to replace username With your selected username password With a strong password This method does not allow you to create security questions. If you lose your password, it will be impossible for you to recover it.
You can make this account an administrator by entering the following command in the command line USER-ACCOUNT Enter the username that you have chosen for your local account. Use the “Press” button Enter. net localgroup administrators USER-ACCOUNT /add
You can verify that the account was created by going to the Start menu. The new account will be displayed.
5. Powershell can be used to create a local user account
Powershell can be used to create a local account:
Enter PowerShell in the Taskbar search box and click on Select Run as administrator.
Enter the following command in the Command Line and hit the “Enter” key Enter: :
$Password = Read-Host -AsSecureString
Click on the “OK” button to enter your password for Windows 11 Local User Account Enter.
Enter the following code to replace USERNAME With the account numbe, USERS-NAME With the complete name of the user DESCRIPTION Please include a brief description of your account. Be sure to keep your quotation marks.
6. You can create a user account locally using the Computer Manager (Pro Only)
Windows 11 Pro The Computer Manager allows users to create user accounts locally. Windows 11 Home users will be unable to use this feature.
Click here Start menu Use the search bar to type computer management into the box and then select Computer Management.
Select System Tools In the upper left corner, click “Add to Cart” Local Users and Groups.
Click on the right-click icon Users andselect New User.
For a new account in your area, you will need a username or password.
Windows 11: Creating local user accounts
It’s easy to set up a Windows 11 local account. These accounts can be created as many times as you want and used to create separate work or private uses. You may also allow your loved ones to use your computer without having access your files. You have the option to choose!