Locating Disabled User Accounts

Updated: February 28, 2009

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

This topic explains how to use the Active Directory module for Windows PowerShell to find users whose accounts are disabled.


The following example demonstrates how to find users with disabled accounts in the Fabrikam.com domain:

Search-ADAccount -AccountDisabled | where {$_.ObjectClass -eq 'user'} | FT Name,ObjectClass -A

Additional information

For a full explanation of the parameters that you can pass to Search-ADAccount, at the Active Directory module command prompt, type Get-Help Search-ADAccount –detailed, and then press ENTER.