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Creating new local Windows user account using c#

Posted By: rakesh On:12/6/2010 5:59:24 AM in:Source Codes Category:CSharp Hits:3033
In This article you learn how to create local windows user account using C#.

  1. /// <summary>
  2. /// method for creating a new local Windows user account
  3. /// </summary>
  4. /// <param name="username">Username of the new account</param>
  5. /// <param name="password">Password of the new account</param>
  6. /// <param name="displayName">Account display name</param>
  7. /// <param name="description">Account description</param>
  8. /// <param name="canChangePwd">Value of whether the new user can change their password</param>
  9. /// <param name="pwdExpires">Value determining if the password ever expires</param>
  10. public static bool CreateLocalWindowsAccount(string username, string password, string displayName, string description, bool canChangePwd, bool pwdExpires)
  11. {
  12. try
  13. {
  14. PrincipalContext context = new PrincipalContext(ContextType.Machine);
  15. UserPrincipal user = new UserPrincipal(context);
  16. user.SetPassword(password);
  17. user.DisplayName = displayName;
  18. user.Name = username;
  19. user.Description = description;
  20. user.UserCannotChangePassword = canChangePwd;
  21. user.PasswordNeverExpires = pwdExpires;
  22. user.Save();
  23.  
  24. //now add user to "Users" group so it displays in Control Panel
  25. GroupPrincipal group = GroupPrincipal.FindByIdentity(context, "Users");
  26. group.Members.Add(user);
  27. group.Save();
  28.  
  29. return true;
  30. }
  31. catch (Exception ex)
  32. {
  33. MessageBox.Show("Error creating account: {0}", ex.Message);
  34. return false;
  35. }
  36.  
  37. }

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