I have a virtualized dev machine that is disconnected from the network. I want to add a local user (from the vm) to an attendee list. Can't do it because this user.. being local... does not have an email address. Any suggestions?

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I just tested this by adding a local user account on my WFE. As long as your WFE isn't a domain controller you can add a local account by doing this:


That authenticates for me and there isn't an email for this user...

  • As you can see from the above screen shot, this does not work for me.
    – Mike T
    Commented Jul 21, 2010 at 22:06

Can't you do this in Central Administration? In the SSP you can edit personal information of a user, I think the e-mail address also. It's visible in the My Site settings.

PS: I can't see the screenshot, perhaps because I'm not logged in on Google Docs?


If you're on a standalone box you can always create a windows account for the dummy user, then add them to the site as Matt said (WFEName\LocalUserAccount). That should be pretty straight forward; you can add as many dummy users as you need. You must create a windows account for the user before you can add them with this method though.

Not sure if it's just me, but I can't see your screenshot.

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