Tweaks & Tips Manage Windows Accounts with Quick User Manager


Software guru
If you want to manage user accounts on a local Windows system, you can use the control panel or the command line for that. Both options are not really ideal when you need to perform bulk operations like adding multiple new users, disabling accounts or changing user privileges.

The free portable program Quick User Manager for Windows improves the management of Windows user accounts as you can manage them all at once using the application. The program displays all available accounts in the interface by default. This includes accounts created by users of the system but also built-in accounts like administrator or guest. Each account is listed with its permissions and, if available, user icon which means that it is possible to distinguish accounts on first glance.

When you select one of the accounts, information are displayed on the right side of the user interface automatically.

This includes the following data points:

  • User account and display name.
  • User privilege.
  • Whether the account is disabled or locked.
  • Whether the account password can be changed, is required or expires.
  • If the password is expired.
  • Whether auto-logon is enabled for the user account (only one user account can be set to log on automatically).
  • Whether it is displayed on the welcome screen as an option during log on.
Changes are made with clicks in check boxes on the screen. For user generated accounts, it is furthermore possible to change the display name or user privilege (between standard user, administrator and guest).

The account password and picture can be changed as well with clicks on buttons in the interface. If you select to change the user picture, an overlay is displayed that you can use to pick another profile photo by browsing the local system and setting the new picture to center, crop or stretch.

Last but not least, Quick User Manager allows you to create new accounts on the system or delete existing accounts. Note that the latter is limited to select accounts. It is for instance not possible to delete the built-in guest or administrator account.

Closing Words
Quick User Manager does not add new functionality to Windows but it provides quick access to user management features which can be quite useful at times. The program is handy when you need to modify multiple existing accounts or create several new accounts on a Windows system as it can speed up the process quite a bit then.

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