When we set up a new Windows Server, a default Administrator account is created for us. While this is fine initially, you should always create a separate user for day to day purposes. In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a new user in Windows Server 2016 and allow it to use RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol).
- Cloud VPS or Dedicated Server with Windows Server 2016 installed.
- You must be logged in via RDP as an administrative user. If you are on Windows 10, you can follow our guide on how to connect to your server using RDP.
Step 1: Create a User
Right-click on the Start menu and click on
Local Users and Groups option and click on
Right-click and select
Now fill in the details of the new user account you want to create. Disable the
User must change password at next logon option and enable the
Password never expires option so you can use your password without being reminded constantly by Windows to change it.
Click Create to finish adding the new user. Remember the username you chose here because you will need it later!
Step 2: Add the User to Remote Desktop Users
Click on the Groups option and Select
Remote Desktop Users. Adding our newly created user to this Group will allow it to access the server via RDP.
Double click on the
Remote Desktop Users option and click
Type in the username you created earlier in the
Enter the object names to select box and click
You will see your fully qualified username. Click
OK twice to finish adding the user to Remote Desktop User.
Step 3: Test the new user
Disconnect from the server and login again with the newly created Username to check if everything is working okay.
Congratulations. You created a new user and gave it RDP permissions on your Windows Server 2016.