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Get-LocalUser

Gets local user accounts.
Get-LocalUser [[-Name] <String[]>] [<CommonParameters>]
Get-LocalUser [[-SID] <SecurityIdentifier[]>] [<CommonParameters>]

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.

Parameters

-Name <String[]>

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

-SID <SecurityIdentifier[]>

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

<CommonParameters>

This cmdlet supports the common parameters: Verbose, Debug,ErrorAction, ErrorVariable, WarningAction, WarningVariable,OutBuffer, PipelineVariable, and OutVariable.

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.
Examples
  1. Get an account by using its name:
    PS C:\> Get-LocalUser -Name "AdminContoso02"
    
       Name             Enabled Description
       ----             ------- -----------
       AdminContoso02   True    Description of this account.

    This command gets a user account named AdminContoso02.

  2. Get an account that is connected to a Microsoft account:
    PS C:\> Get-LocalUser -Name "MicrosoftAccount\[email protected]"
    
       Name                                    Enabled  Description
       ----                                    -------  -----------
       MicrosoftAccount\user [email protected]  True     Description of this account.

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

  3. Get an account that is connected to a Microsoft account:
    PS C:\> Get-LocalUser -SecurityIdentifier "S-1-5-2"
    
       Name                                    Enabled  Description
       ----                                    -------  -----------
       MicrosoftAccount\user [email protected]  True     Description of this account.

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

Additional Notes
 The PrincipalSource property is a property on LocalUser , LocalGroup , and LocalPrincipal * objects that 
 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.
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