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New-CMAccount

Updated: September 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1

New-CMAccount

Creates a Configuration Manager user account.

Syntax

Parameter Set: NewAccount
New-CMAccount -Name <String> -Password <SecureString> -SiteCode <String> [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [ <CommonParameters>]




Detailed Description

The New-CMAccount cmdlet creates a new user account in Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager. A CMAccount is a user account that System Center 2012 Configuration Manager uses to connect to various system and network resources. For more information about user accounts, see Technical Reference for Accounts Used in Configuration Manager in the TechNet Library at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=248317.

Parameters

-Name<String>

Specifies a name for the user account.


Aliases

UserName

Required?

true

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Password<SecureString>

Specifies a secure string that contains the password for the user account.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-SiteCode<String>

Specifies a Configuration Manager site code.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before executing the command.


Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

false

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-WhatIf

Describes what would happen if you executed the command without actually executing the command.


Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

false

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

<CommonParameters>

This cmdlet supports the common parameters: -Verbose, -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -OutBuffer, and -OutVariable. For more information, see about_CommonParameters.

Inputs

The input type is the type of the objects that you can pipe to the cmdlet.

Outputs

The output type is the type of the objects that the cmdlet emits.

Examples

Example 1: Create a new user account by using name and password

This example creates a new user account that is specified by its name, password, and site code.

The first command creates a password as a secure string.

The second command creates a password confirmation as a secure string.

The third command creates a new account by using the secure strings.


PS C:\> $secure = Read-Host -AsSecureStringPS C:\> $confirmSecure = Read-Host -AsSecureStringPS C:\> New-CMAccount -Name "western\sarahjones" -Password $secure -ConfirmPassword $confirmSecure -SiteCode "CM2"

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