Seagate WSS NAS - How to Add Users to a Group

These instructions are for use when the Seagate Windows Server WSS NAS is in a Workgroup or if the Essentials Dashboard has not been configured.  Please see the admin guide for information on how to setup and use the WSS NAS as a domain controller and use the Essentials Dashboard.


Provides instructions for adding users to a group in the Windows Server WSS NAS.

With a large number of users, sometimes it can be helpful to add users to groups and assign permissions to those groups rather than, or in addition to, individual users. Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials includes numerous default groups to which you can add users.

To add users to a group:

  1. Click on the Server Manager icon (Server Manager launch icon) on the bottom left of the Windows desktop.

  2. Select the Tools menu in the upper right, then select Computer Management.


Server Manager menu

  1. Expand Local Users and Groups.

  2. Expand Groups.

  3. Double-click on the group to which you want to add users.

  4. Select Add.

  5. Enter the name of the user you wish to add to the group, then select Check Names.

You can separate names with a semicolon if you want to add more than one user.

  1. Press Apply and OK to complete.