Using Net user command, administrators can manage user accounts from windows command prompt. Below are some examples on how to use this command.
Add a domain user account:
Net user /add username newuserPassword /domain
Add new user on local computer:
Net user /add username newuserPassword
Advanced options to add new user account can be read in the below article.
Add new user from windows command line.
Disable/Lock a domain user account:
Net user username /ACTIVE:NO /domain
To enable/unlock a domain user account:
Net user loginid /ACTIVE:YES /domain
Prevent users from changing their account password:
Net user username /Passwordchg:No
To allow users to change their password:
Net user username /Passwordchg:Yes
To retrieve the settings of a user:
Net user username
C:\>net user techblogger User name techblogger Full Name Comment User's comment Country code 000 (System Default) Account active Yes Account expires Never Password last set 4/21/2011 10:10 PM Password expires 8/19/2011 10:10 PM Password changeable 4/21/2011 10:10 PM Password required Yes User may change password Yes Workstations allowed All Logon script User profile Home directory Last logon Never Logon hours allowed All Local Group Memberships *Users Global Group memberships *None The command completed successfully.