Directory Services

Creating Users on Member Servers and Windows 2000 Professional

To create a user on a member server or computer running Windows 2000 Professional

  1. Bind to the computer using the following rules:
    1. Use an account that has sufficient rights to access that computer.
    2. Use the following binding string format using the WinNT provider, computer name, and an extra parameter to tell ADSI that it is binding to a computer:

      WinNT://sComputerName, computer

      where sComputerName is the name of the computer whose groups you want to access.

      In the binding string, the ",computer" parameter tells ADSI that it is binding to a computer and allows the WinNT: provider's parser to skip some ambiguity resolution queries to determine what type of object you are binding to.

    3. Bind to the IADsContainer interface.
  2. Specify "user" as the class using IADsContainer::Create to add the user.
  3. Write the user to the computer's security database using IADs::SetInfo.