Windows XP: Adding a user to a local group Print

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To add a member to a group

  1. Open Computer Management
  2. In the console tree, click Groups.
    Where? Computer Management > System Tools > Local Users and Groups > Groups
  3. Right-click the group in which you want to add a member, point to All Tasks, click Add to Group, and then click Add.
  4. Click Look in to display a list of domains from which users and groups can be added to the group.
  5. In Location, click the domain containing the users and computers you want to add, and then click OK.
  6. In Name, type the name of the user or group you want to add to the group, and then click OK. If you want to validate the user or group names that you are adding, click Check Names.


  • To open Computer Management, click Start, and then click Control Panel. Click Performance and Maintenance, click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Computer Management.
  • To remove a member from a local group, select the user or group in Members, and then click Remove.
  • A user who belongs to a group has all the rights and permissions granted to that group. If a user is a member of more than one group, then the user has all the rights and permissions granted to every group he or she belongs to. For more information, click Related Topics.
  • You should not add a new user to the Administrators group unless the user will perform only administrative tasks. For more information, click Related Topics.
  • You can add user accounts from the local computer. If the computer participates in a domain, you can add user accounts and global groups from that domain and from trusted domains.

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