Create an Administrative User Account

Applies To: Windows MultiPoint Server 2011

Create administrative user accounts for those individuals who will manage your MultiPoint Server system. To see who has administrative access, in MultiPoint Manager, click the Users tab. Administrative user accounts are displayed in the Account Type column as Administrator. Administrative users have access to all MultiPoint Manager tasks that change desktop and system settings, such as:

  • Creating accounts

  • Adding and removing programs

  • Managing desktops and hardware

  • Ending other user sessions

Administrative users can perform tasks that affect all other users of the MultiPoint Server system, such as install software or change security settings. For this reason, administrative users should have unique user names and passwords that are known only to them.

For more information about issues that you, as an administrative user, should consider as you create and manage user accounts, see the User Account Considerations topic.


You might want to create a standard user account for you to use when you perform tasks on the MultiPoint Server system that are not related to MultiPoint Server system management. You would then only log on to your administrative user account when you need to perform system management tasks.

To create an administrative user account

  1. In MultiPoint Server, click the Users tab.

  2. Under General Tasks, click Add user account. The Add User Account wizard opens.

  3. In the User account field, type a logon name for the user. Typically, the logon user name is the first and last name written together without spaces, or the first initial and last name written together without a space.

  4. In the Full Name field, type the name of the user in whatever format you prefer, such as given name, full name, or a nickname.

  5. In the Password field, type a password for the user. The password should only be known to you and the user, and you should store this information in a secure location. The password can only be changed by an administrative user.

  6. In the Confirm password field, retype the password, and then click Next.

  7. On the level of access page, select Administrative user, and then click Next.

  8. MultiPoint Server will check all of the information and display a message when the account has been set up. When you see the text, A new user account was successfully created, click Finish.


You can also create user accounts using Windows user account management functionality. For more information about creating user accounts in Windows, search for create user accounts in Windows Help and Support. For more information about using Windows Help and Support, see the Use Windows Server Help topic.

See Also


User Account Considerations
Manage User Accounts
Use Windows Server Help

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