Limit the Workstations Where Users Can Login

by Eric Geier [Published on 28 March 2012 / Last Updated on 19 July 2011]

Specify up to 8 computers a user can logon with.

In a domain network, you can specify which computers (up to 8) users are allowed to login from using the net user commands at the Command Prompt. This can help increase security and overall increased control of the network. Here’s an example:

net user username password /workstations:computername

To specify multiple workstations, separate them with a comma. If you don’t list any computer names, or just use an asterisk (*), users can log on from any computer.

The Author — Eric Geier

Eric Geier (Dayton, Ohio) is a Freelance  Tech Writer and Author specializing in computer networking. He's also the Founder and Owner of NoWiresSecurity, which provides a hosted cloud-based RADIUS service to help businesses easily secure their Wi-Fi networks with the Enterprise (802.1X) mode of WPA/WPA2 security. He’s also the Founder and Owner of On Spot Techs, which provides on-site computer and technology services.

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