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User Management Software

Lepide User Management is a free program for Microsoft Windows devices to manage local and network accounts from a simple management interface.

If you are a Windows system administrator you sometimes have to manage a computer's user accounts. You might want to check all the user accounts, list their status, enable or disable them or reset a password for a specific account.

Even if you are administrating just a home computer, you may need to perform these operations at times.

You can run most commands from the command prompt or other tools, use the built-in Windows user management interface for that, or even third party software.

Lepide User Management

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Lepide User Management is a simple free program for managing local users on Windows devices. You are asked to enter information such as your name, company name, email address and phone number before downloads are provided on the developer site.

Its key features are the management of local user accounts.

When you start the program for the first time only the name of the local computer is displayed in the interface. A click on browse displays all devices connected to the same network.

You may enter a user name and password to connect to those devices after selecting them, and click on find to display all known user accounts of the device in a list.

The program lists the user name of each account, and a comment if available. Furthermore, icons in front of each account highlight whether it is enabled or disabled.

The two options provided for each account are to enable or disable it depending on its current status, and to reset the password for the account.

Please note that you may not be able to enable or disable some accounts depending on the account type. It is for instance not possible to enable the built-in Administrator account using the User Management software.

The program throws an access is denied error when that is the case. You may control these accounts from an elevated command prompt however.

The reset password option displays a prompt when selected to set a new password for the account. This works only for select accounts as well, and you need to be aware that doing so may prevent access to encrypted files.

Here is a video that demonstrates the program's core functionality.

Verdict

User Management is a straightforward tool for administrators who prefer to use a graphical user interface to manage user accounts.

The program is compatible with all recent versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system.

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Lepide User Management
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  1. Adam B. said on February 19, 2010 at 6:58 pm
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    Really? Why can’t you just “right click on Computer -> Manage -> Connect to remote computer”?

    It seems like this tool adds nothing that isn’t already built into windows computer management utility (GUI).

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