Activate a User Account

Updated: March 30, 2011

Applies To: Windows Home Server 2011

When you activate a user account, the assigned user can log on to the network and access network resources to which the account has permission, such as shared folders and the Remote Access Web site.


You can only activate a user account that is deactivated. You cannot activate a user account once you remove it from the server.

To activate a user account

  1. Open the Windows Home Server 2011 Dashboard.

  2. On the main navigation bar, click Users.

  3. In the list view, select the user account that you want to activate.

  4. In the <User Account> Tasks pane, click Activate the user account.

  5. In the pop-up window, click Yes to confirm your action.


After you activate a user account, the status for the account displays Active. The user account regains the same access rights that were assigned prior to account deactivation.

See Also


Add a user account
Deactivate a User Account