Gets a WMI
Win32_UserAccount object for a local user account.
Get-WmiLocalUserAccount [-Username] <String> [-WhatIf] [-Confirm] [<CommonParameters>]
Man, there are so many ways to get a user account in Windows. This function uses WMI to get a local user account. It returns a
Win32_UserAccount object. The username has to be less than 20 characters. We don't remember why anymore, but it's probaly a restriction of WMI. Or Windows. Or both.
You can do this with
Get-WmiObject, but when you try to get a
Win32_UserAccount, PowerShell reaches out to your domain and gets all the users it finds, even if you filter by name. This is slow! This function stops WMI from talking to your domain, so it is faster.
|Name||Type||Description||Required?||Pipeline Input||Default Value|
The username of the local user to get.
|CommonParameters||This cmdlet supports common parameters. For more information type
Get-WmiLocalUserAccount -Username Administrator
Gets the local Administrator account as a
Win32_UserAccount WMI object.