How to View Detailed Information About All User Accounts on a Windows PC
This tutorial will show you how to quickly view detailed information about all user accounts on your Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 PC.
1. Open a command prompt.
2. In the command prompt, copy and paste the command below you want to use, and press Enter.
(To see results in command prompt)
wmic useraccount list full
(To save results to a "UserAccountsDetails.txt" file on your desktop)
wmic useraccount list full >"%userprofile%\Desktop\UserAccountDetails.txt"
3. You will now see all user accounts on the PC listed with detailed information about each one. (see screenshot and table below)
A flag that describes the characteristics of the user account.
Description of the account if available.
True or False if the user account is currently disabled.
Name of the Windows domain (ex: computer name) the user account belongs.
Full name of the local user account.
Date the object is installed if available. This property does not need a value to indicate that the object is installed.
True or False if the user account is defined on the local computer.
True or False if the user account is currently locked out of Windows.
Name of the user account. This would be the same name as the "C:\Users\(user-name)" profile folder of the user account.
True or False if the password of the user account can be changed.
True or False if the password of the user account expires.
True or False if a password is required for the user account.
Security identifier (SID) for this account. A SID is a string value of variable length that is used to identify a trustee. Each account has a unique SID that an authority, such as a Windows domain, issues. The SID is stored in the security database. When a user logs on, the system retrieves the user SID from the database, places the SID in the user access token, and then uses the SID in the user access token to identify the user in all subsequent interactions with Windows security. Each SID is a unique identifier for a user or group, and a different user or group cannot have the same SID.
Enumerated value that specifies the type of SID.
Current status of an object. Various operational and nonoperational statuses can be defined.
Operational statuses include: "OK", "Degraded", and "Pred Fail", which is an element such as a SMART-enabled hard disk drive that may be functioning properly, but predicts a failure in the near future.
Nonoperational statuses include: "Error", "Starting", "Stopping", and "Service", which can apply during mirror resilvering of a disk, reloading a user permissions list, or other administrative work.
The values are:
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