Deactivate a user account
Published: April 26, 2010
Updated: October 4, 2012
Applies To: Windows Server 2012 Essentials
When you deactivate a user account, account access to the server is temporarily suspended. Because of this, the assigned user cannot use the account to access network resources such as shared folders or the Remote Web Access site until you activate the account.
|You can only deactivate a user account that is currently active.|
Open the Windows Server 2012 Essentials Dashboard.
On the navigation bar, click Users.
In the list view, select the user account that you want to deactivate.
In the <User Account> Tasks pane, click Deactivate the user account.
In the confirmation window, click Yes to confirm your action.
|After you deactivate a user account, the status for the account displays Inactive. If you have an integrated an email provider, the email account assigned to the user account will also be deactivated.|