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How can I do that? So far the admin can only add exisiting users.

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The admin role should already have the ability to add new users, are you working in a multisite setup or something else? – Dillie-O May 5 '11 at 21:44
yes its a multisite setup. its for a group of university of iowa blogs – Maddy May 5 '11 at 21:47
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To follow up to xLRDxREVENGEx's answer, here's a screenshot of the checkbox you need to check in the network admin section:

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Thanks for some reason i could not take a screenshot at all – xLRDxREVENGEx May 5 '11 at 23:43
@xLRDxREVENGEx: no problem. I use the chrome extension called AwesomeScreenshot to take those ( jbl.me/4c ). Really useful. – John P Bloch May 6 '11 at 2:57

you need to visit this page http://www.yourdomain.com/wp-admin/network/settings.php and about halfway down in the Registration Settings area fine this "Add New Users" and make sure it is checked.

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According to the Network Admin section of WordPress (which is also what the "super admin is". You need to add the user first, and then specify which site within the network they will be a part of. I assume you can assign the role within that network at that time.

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