This topic describes how to create user accounts for Forefront TMG servers in a workgroup. Forefront TMG uses mirror accounts to manage the different servers because you cannot define a shared account outside a domain. You need to define a mirror administrator account on all servers, by creating a user with the same name and password that belongs to the local Administrators group of each server.

When creating user accounts you should not specify a domain or computer name prefix.

To create a user account with administrator privileges

  1. In Computer Management on the Forefront TMG server, click Local Users and Groups, right-click Users, and then select New User.

  2. In New User, type a name for the user and enter a password, and click Create. Then click Close.

  3. In Groups, right-click the Administrators group, and then select Add to Group.

  4. Click Add, and enter the name of the user you created.

  5. Click Check Names, and then click OK.

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