Win32_UserAccount - WMI sample in Powershell

The foundations for Manageability in Windows 7/2008/Vista/XP/2000 and Millennium Edition/'98 are Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI; formerly WBEM) and WMI extensions for Windows Driver Model (WDM).

ActiveXperts Network Monitor provides the ability to build monitor check routines based on WMI. ActiveXperts has collected more than a hundred WMI samples. You can use these samples as a base for new check routines you can write yourself.

On this site, you can find many WMI samples.

The Win32_UserAccount WMI class can be used in ActiveXperts Network Monitor to monitor your servers.



The Win32_UserAccount WMI class contains information about a user account on a Windows operating system. Note: Because both the Name and Domain are key properties, enumerating Win32_UserAccount on a large network can affect performance negatively. Calling GetObject or querying for a specific instance has less impact.


$computer = "LocalHost" 
$namespace = "root\CIMV2" 
Get-WmiObject -class Win32_UserAccount -computername $computer -namespace $namespace