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Ok, I am adding users via an useraccounts.cmd file.

The users get added fine, and I have the OEMSkipWelcome set in my WINNT.SIF and it is also working.

My install works just fine. It's AFTER install that I am having the problem.

It's related, but different.

After installation, when I go to User Accounts in Control Panel, and click on Create a new account,

It says the first account created must be an administrator.

Well, it's not the first account. I have already added 2 through the useraccounts.cmd file.

But XP apparently doesn't recognize them as being created this way.

Any ideas?

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One question comes to mind: What groups have the users been added to?

If you are unsure what exactly your users are ("Users", "Administrators") you may verify that at "Control Panel" -> "Adminstrator Tools" (Title may differ) -> Computer Settings (May be different aswell) and there you go to "Local Users and Groups".

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One question comes to mind: What groups have the users been added to?

If you are unsure what exactly your users are ("Users", "Administrators") you may verify that at "Control Panel" -> "Adminstrator Tools" (Title may differ) -> Computer Settings (May be different aswell) and there you go to "Local Users and Groups".

Well, since the Net user command adds the to the "Users" group by default,

I create them using:

net user Account1 Password /add

which creates the account as a member of Users,

then add them to the Administrators group, using:

net localgroup Administrators Account1 /add

then remove them from the Users group, using:

net localgroup Users Account1 /delete

They appear in Local Users and Groups as members of Administrators.

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Sorry to inquire about that, but are you using an English version of windows?

If yes, I can't help.

If no, you may need to localize the group name (Administrators) to your language.

Type net localgroup to know about the exact spelling.

Also, do you have any special reason to remove them from users?

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XP seems to be annoyed about having no account in the group "users", don't ask why.

I created another account that is just in users, no change.

Sorry to inquire about that, but are you using an English version of windows?

If yes, I can't help.

If no, you may need to localize the group name (Administrators) to your language.

Type net localgroup to know about the exact spelling.

Also, do you have any special reason to remove them from users?

Yes, it is English XP, and no special reason for removing them from Users.

Thanks for all the replies.

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