Get-LocalUser

Gets local user accounts.

Syntax

Get-LocalUser
   [[-Name] <String[]>]
   [<CommonParameters>]
Get-LocalUser
   [[-SID] <SecurityIdentifier[]>]
   [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Get-LocalUser cmdlet gets local user accounts. This cmdlet gets default built-in user accounts, local user accounts that you created, and local accounts that you connected to Microsoft accounts.

Note

The Microsoft.PowerShell.LocalAccounts module is not available in 32-bit PowerShell on a 64-bit system.

Examples

Example 1: Get an account by using its name

This example gets a user account named AdminContoso02.

Get-LocalUser -Name "AdminContoso02"

Name             Enabled Description
----             ------- -----------
AdminContoso02   True    Description of this account.

Example 2: Get an account that is connected to a Microsoft account

This example gets a user account that is connected to a Microsoft account. This example uses a placeholder value for the username of an account at Outlook.com.

Get-LocalUser -Name "MicrosoftAccount\username@Outlook.com"

Name                                    Enabled  Description
----                                    -------  -----------
MicrosoftAccount\username@outlook.com  True     Description of this account.

Example 3: Get an account that has the specified SID

This example gets a local user account that has the specified SID.

Get-LocalUser -SID S-1-5-21-9526073513-1762370368-3942940353-500

Name          Enabled Description
----          ------- -----------
Administrator True    Built-in account for administering the computer/domain

Parameters

-Name

Specifies an array of names of user accounts that this cmdlet gets. You can use the wildcard character.

Type:String[]
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True
Accept wildcard characters:True
-SID

Specifies an array of security IDs (SIDs) of user accounts that this cmdlet gets.

Type:SecurityIdentifier[]
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True
Accept wildcard characters:False

Inputs

System.String, System.Security.Principal.SecurityIdentifier

You can pipe a string or SID to this cmdlet.

Outputs

System.Management.Automation.SecurityAccountsManager.LocalUser[]

This cmdlet returns local user accounts.

Notes

The PrincipalSource property on LocalUser, LocalGroup, and LocalPrincipal objects describes the source of the object. The possible sources are as follows:

  • Local
  • Active Directory
  • Azure Active Directory group
  • Microsoft Account

PrincipalSource is supported only by Windows 10, Windows Server 2016, and later versions of the Windows operating system. For earlier versions, the property is blank.