Finding Users Who Have Not Logged on Recently

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

This topic explains how to use the Active Directory module for Windows PowerShell to find users who have not logged on to the system recently.

Example 1

The following example demonstrates how to find inactive user accounts:

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

Example 2

The following example demonstrates how to find user accounts that have been inactive for 90 days:

Search-ADAccount -AccountInactive -TimeSpan 90.00:00:00 | where {$_.ObjectClass -eq 'user'} | FT Name,ObjectClass –A

Example 3

The following example demonstrates how to find user accounts that have been inactive since 10/15/2008:

Search-ADAccount -AccountInactive -DateTime 10/15/2008 | 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.