Windows – Users and Local Groups Report using Powershell


Is there a simple way using powershell to show all Local Windows Groups that are active on a machine and the users that are part of those groups? A second part of this question would be if it can be extended to look at more than one machine at a time.

Best Answer

In fact you can with the ADSI type shortcut and the WinNT moniker. Here's an example to list groups and members from your own machine:

$computer = [ADSI]"WinNT://$server,computer"

$computer.psbase.children | where { $_.psbase.schemaClassName -eq 'group' } | foreach {
    write-host $
    write-host "------"
    $group =[ADSI]$_.psbase.Path
    $group.psbase.Invoke("Members") | foreach {$_.GetType().InvokeMember("Name", 'GetProperty', $null, $_, $null)}