SCCM – Add Local User to Administrators Group During OSD


You may have seen our previous post about adding a local user to a machine during SCCM OSD using a “Run Command Line”. Well in this guide we will show you how to add a local user into the Administrators Group on the local machine. This means that you can add a local user and then make them a local administrator all within the SCCM OSD task sequence.


You will need to add a “Run Command Line” step towards the end of your task sequence ensuring it is after the Windows deployment and the ConfigMgr Client installation.

Then, you should use the following command:

cmd.exe /c net localgroup “Administrators” “LocalAdmin” /add

The details for what each part of this command line mean are below:

  • cmd.exe /c – required to run a successful command
  • net localgroup – command line to make amendments to local groups
  • “Administrators” – the name of the local administrators group
  • “LocalAdmin” – the name of your local user account
  • /add – to add the stated user to the stated localgroup

When you have finished, your step should look something like this:


Now, when you run through your task sequence, this will run the command line and add your stated user to the local administrators group.

If you want to run this with also creating a new local user, ensure that you have this step after the create local user step or it will fail.


If you have any questions about this guide, please feel free to leave us a message below using our comments system.

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8 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    I do the second task of add as administrator and I get an error.

    Error – Event ID – 10016

  2. micdam says:

    How can i set the local user just created as a autologon user? (as part of OSD task sequence using SCCM 2012 R2)

  3. Chek says:


    I’m trying to create a user and adding it to administrator group during OSD but it fails with an 0x00000002 error code.

    can u help me plz ?

  4. Tom Gorgis says:


    How can I add an AD security Group into local administrator group as part of OSD task sequence using SCCM 2012 R2?

    Please help..


  5. Paul says:

    how about the password for the local account ? where do you define this?

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