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How to list Windows users with Powershell

25 September,2019 by Tom Collins

Question: How can I use Powershell to list out Windows users? Are there Powershell cmdlets which can report on Windows users ?

Answer: There are "out of the box" Powershell cmdlets which will support the requirement . How you apply the powershell cmdlets will depend on how much detail is required.

Here are some examples:

--return local groups


--return all members of a group - in this example the Administrator group

Get-LocalGroupMember -Group "Administrators"

--Get the local users 

Get-Local User

--SID of a local group 

(Get-Localgroup Administrators).SID


These are some basic examples to extract Windows users information with Powershell. To get other examples of any of the powershell cmdlets use the Examples filter on the powershell cmdlet Get-Help. Here is an example:

Get-Help Get-LocalGroupMember -Examples


To integrate these cmdlets with other aspects of managing servers with Powershell use of these Powershell Scripts 


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