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Set-LocalUser

Modifies a local user account.
Set-LocalUser [-InputObject*] <LocalUser> [-AccountExpires <DateTime>] [-AccountNeverExpires] [-Confirm][-Description <String>] [-FullName <String>] [-Password <SecureString>] [-PasswordNeverExpires <Boolean>][-UserMayChangePassword <Boolean>] [-WhatIf] [<CommonParameters>]
Set-LocalUser [-Name*] <String> [-AccountExpires <DateTime>] [-AccountNeverExpires] [-Confirm] [-Description<String>] [-FullName <String>] [-Password <SecureString>] [-PasswordNeverExpires <Boolean>][-UserMayChangePassword <Boolean>] [-WhatIf] [<CommonParameters>]
Set-LocalUser [-SID*] <SecurityIdentifier> [-AccountExpires <DateTime>] [-AccountNeverExpires] [-Confirm][-Description <String>] [-FullName <String>] [-Password <SecureString>] [-PasswordNeverExpires <Boolean>][-UserMayChangePassword <Boolean>] [-WhatIf] [<CommonParameters>]

The Set-LocalUser cmdlet modifies a local user account. This cmdlet can reset the password of a local user account.

Parameters

-AccountExpires <DateTime>

  • Default value is None
  • Accepts pipeline input False

Specifies when the user account expires. To obtain a DateTime object, use the Get-Date cmdlet.

If you do not want the account to expire, specify the AccountNeverExpires parameter.

-AccountNeverExpires [<SwitchParameter>]

  • Default value is False
  • Accepts pipeline input False

Indicates that the account does not expire.

-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]

  • Default value is False
  • Accepts pipeline input False

Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.

-Description <String>

  • Default value is None
  • Accepts pipeline input False

Specifies a comment for the user account. The maximum length is 48 characters.

-FullName <String>

  • Default value is None
  • Accepts pipeline input False

Specifies the full name for the user account. The full name differs from the user name of the user account.

-InputObject <LocalUser>

  • This value is required
  • Default value is None
  • Accepts pipeline input ByPropertyName

Specifies the user account that this cmdlet changes. To obtain a user account, use the Get-LocalUser cmdlet.

-Name <String>

  • This value is required
  • Default value is None
  • Accepts pipeline input ByPropertyName

Specifies the name of the user account that this cmdlet changes.

-Password <SecureString>

  • Default value is None
  • Accepts pipeline input False

Specifies a password for the user account. If the user account is connected to a Microsoft account, do not set a password.

You can use `Read-Host -GetCredential`, Get-Credential, or ConvertTo-SecureString to create a SecureString object for the password.

If you omit the Password and NoPassword parameters, Set-LocalUser prompts you for the user's password.

-PasswordNeverExpires <Boolean>

  • Default value is None
  • Accepts pipeline input False

Indicates whether the password expires.

-SID <SecurityIdentifier>

  • This value is required
  • Default value is None
  • Accepts pipeline input ByPropertyName

Specifies the security ID (SID) of the user account that this cmdlet changes.

-UserMayChangePassword <Boolean>

  • Default value is None
  • Accepts pipeline input False

Indicates that the user can change the password on the user account.

-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]

  • Default value is False
  • Accepts pipeline input False

Shows what would happen if the cmdlet runs. The cmdlet is not run.

<CommonParameters>

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

Inputs
System.Management.Automation.SecurityAccountsManager.LocalUser, System.String,
System.Security.Principal.SecurityIdentifier You can pipe a local user, a string, or a SID to this cmdlet.
Outputs
None
This cmdlet does not generate any output.
Examples
  1. Change a description of a user account:
    PS C:\> Set-LocalUser -Name "Admin07" -Description "Description of this account."
    

    This command changes the description of a user account named Admin07.

  2. Change the password on an account:
    PS C:\> $Password = Read-Host -AsSecureString
    PS C:\>  $UserAccount = Get-LocalUser -Name "User02"
    PS C:\>  $UserAccount | Set-LocalUser -Password $Password
    

    The first command prompts you for a password by using the Read-Host cmdlet. The command stores the password as a secure string in the $Password variable.

    The second command gets a user account named User02 by using Get-LocalUser . The command stores the account in the $UserAccount variable.

    The third command sets the new password on the user account stored in $UserAccount.

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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