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Creating an Active Directory Account


Active Directory Accounts are automatically created as part of a user's Link Blue ( account. Accounts are typically created within two business days of a user being accepted as an admitted applicant for students, or within two business days of their official hire date for employees.

New users will need to Activate their account before it can be used to access myUK or their Exchange Email. Information about activating your account, including the default password, is avaialble in the following Wiki article: WIKI: Activating Your Link Blue Account

Existing users needing to change their password should refer to this Wiki article: WIKI: Changing Your Password

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Please contact the IT Customer Service Center if you have any questions or problems while following these instructions. The IT CSC is open from 7AM to 6PM Monday through Friday. You may come directly to the CSC at 111 McVey Hall. You may also reach the CSC by phone (859.257.1300) or email (

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