Unable to create new user account successfully

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Administration' started by dan596, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. dan596

    dan596 Guest

    I've seen several posts on this same topic here, but none of the
    resolved in any resolution so I am hoping someone has since figured i

    In Vista, I am able to login using my own account which is a
    Administrator account. Then via Control Panel, use the User Account
    tool to create new account, Standard or Administrator. The tool appear
    to complete the action properly. The new accounts appear listed in th
    User Accounts tool and show up on the login screen. However, I a
    unable to log in to any of them. Even when giving them a passwor
    during creation. Furthermore, there appears to be no system folder
    for the account...i.e. no 'My Documents', 'Desktop', My Music, etc
    under c:\User

    Has anyone figured out why the Vista User Accounts tool cannot complet
    the account creation properly
    dan596, Mar 27, 2009
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  2. dan596

    dan596 Guest

    Interesting to note. I changed two things that have allowed me t
    create new accounts successfully

    1)During all previous tries I would create the account and then onc
    created the next step I would do is change the account by adding
    password. (The result being when I then went to login with that ne
    username and password I would get an error

    2)I had previously shared out the 'Users' folder, typically, c:\User
    so that I could sync the My Documents etc with my other machine. Thi
    possibly could have created a permissions issue for Vista to establis
    the new account, but I don't think so and here is why

    This time, when I created a new account I didn't give it a password.
    Once done, I went and checked the c:\Users folder and still no profil
    folders had been added for the new account. I logged out and selecte
    the new account for login. Naturally, no password was required an
    Vista imediately went to 'Creating New User Profile'...and there it wa
    under c:\Users. I was then able to subsequently add the password

    Bottom line : When creating a new user account, don't add a password.
    Add it after you login in the firsttime without it
    dan596, Mar 27, 2009
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    Flavius, Sep 23, 2009
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