<User> Properties Sheet - General

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012

<User> Properties Sheet - General

Item Details

Full name

Provides a space for you to type the user's complete name. It is a good idea to establish a standard for full names so that they always begin with either the first name (Kevin F. Browne) or the last name (Browne, Kevin F.).

Description

Provides a space for you to type any text that describes the user account or the user.

User must change password at next logon check box

Specifies whether the user must change the password at the next logon.

User cannot change password check box

Specifies whether the user cannot change the assigned password. This option is usually selected only for accounts that are used by more than one person, such as the Guest account. This setting has no effect on members of the Administrators group.

Password never expires check box

Specifies whether the password will never expire, and overrides the Maximum Password Age setting in the Password policy in Group Policy. Select this option when you assign services, such as Directory Replicator, using Services. This setting overrides User must change password at next logon .

Account is disabled check box

Specifies whether the selected account is disabled.

Account is locked out check box

Indicates whether the account is locked out, which means that the user is not able to log on.

If the check box is unavailable and cleared, the account is not currently locked out.

If this check box is available and selected, the account is currently locked out. You can clear the check box to unlock the account.

You cannot use this option to actually lock out an account. There is only one way that an account can be locked out: the user tries to log on more than the number of times that are specified in the Password policy setting in Group Policy. If you want to prevent the use of an account, disable it. A user whose account has been disabled cannot log on until a member of the Administrators group enables the account.

Additional references

Local user accounts

Create a local user account

Disable or activate a local user account