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XP Pro - user account limit

does anyone know if there is a limit in terms of how many user accounts can be made under Windows XP Professional?

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Over 64,000

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But it's impractical in reality.

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I know, but...

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some ******* boss want me to do around 100 accounts on a single (stand-alone) machine. I was just wondering if this is even possible.

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That's doable.

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But you may want to explore the command line tools to create these. Doing such with a mouse would be annoying but if paid by the hour could be a fine way to get some OT.


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As Bob says, adding a lot of users ...

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is best done from the command line.

You should have addusers in yout windows XP Resource Kit - if you don't have it you should get that boss to get it for you as it has many handy admin tools.

If he won't spring for it and you don't need the overtime you can grab a copy here (yes, I know it says Windows 2000 but it works fine in XP too what with Win 2K being NT 5.0 and XP being NT 5.1):

This link offers basic instructions:
AddUsers Automates Creation of a Large Number of Users;en-us;199878

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