Create a windows User

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Visual Guard allows you to add Windows user accounts.


  • You will be allowed to access the user accounts only if you have been assigned the privilege. Refer special roles section for more details on privilege

Follow the steps below to create a Windows User:

  • Login to the Repository under which user account(s) is to be created. 
  • Select the Add Windows User or Group menu using one of the options below:
  • Right click on Users menu provided on the Left Navigation Panel and select “+ Add Users”
  • Then click on “Add Windows User or Group” (A)

  • Click “User” or/ and “Group” to select the Object Type. Object Types screen will be displayed (A).
    • You can select all or any one of the options available in the screen.

  • Select the location where the object type is located by clicking “Locations…”  (B). Locations screen will be displayed as below:
  • The list of all Domains, Sub Domains, and Groups etc available on your network will be displayed.
  • Accept the selection by clicking “OK” . The selected location will be displayed in ‘From this location’ field on Select Users or Groups screen.
  • Click “Cancel” to discard the selection
  • Enter the object name in ‘Enter the object name to select’ field (A). You can view examples of allowed object names by clicking on examples link (B).
  • You can also search for object names by clicking “Check name”. The system will allow searching name in the selected location.
  • The name of the selected user will be listed as shown below
  • You can click “Advanced…” to perform advanced search.
  • Click “OK” to select the selected user. You can discard the selection by clicking “Cancel”.

Note: “OK” and “Check names” will only be active if any name has been specified in the ‘Enter the object name to select’ field.

  • Once the selection is complete, the system will allow you to grant roles for the selected repository. 
  • The selected object name will be displayed; you can alter the name by clicking “Select…” (A).
  • The list of roles available for allocation will be displayed in the List of Roles section (B).
  • You can grant one role at a time. When role (C) is selected, “-> Grant” (D) will be enabled.
  • Click “-> Grant” , the granted role will be displayed in Current role section (E).
  • You can remove the role by selecting the role from Current roles list.
  • Click “<- Revoke” to remove the role. The removed role will again be available in List of roles (F).
  • Click “OK” to save the roles and user type or click “Cancel” to discard the changes.
  • The new user account (A) will be displayed in the Grid on Right side.
  • The Windows user, when created are displayed with a separate icon i.e. and if a role is been assigned to these users apart from default role then the icon will be.

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