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I have a need to add a user to a Windows Server 2008 R2 box, and make that user an administrator. Basically, I want to automate the second step of this process:

1. net user MyUser password /add
2. Control Panel -> User Accounts -> Add or Remove user accounts -> MyUser -> Change the account type

Google is giving me pretty much nothing, but it's possible I'm not searching for the right terms.

Disclaimer: This is not anything I'm doing on a business production box, it's for a legacy application I need for development purposes.

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net group gropuname username /add

see net help group for more details. To make a user an administrator, they need to be a member of the machine's Administrators group.

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Got it, thank you! – twblamer Jan 16 '12 at 16:44

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