Get-Everyone

Get-Everyone

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Jeffery Snover just posted a Get-Me script.  The Get-Me script finds out the principal of the user running PowerShell.  In case you ever wanted to know how to get all of the users on a machine (or from a domain), here's a quick function that queries WMI for users.

function Get-Everyone([switch]$fromDomain) {
    #.Synopsis
    #   Gets all users
    #.Description
    #   Queries WMI to get all users.  To save time, queries
    #   are local unless the -fromDomain switch is used
    #.Parameter fromDomain
    #   If set, gets domain users as well as local accounts
    #.Example
    #   # Get All Local Accounts
    #   Get-Everyone
    #.Example
    #   # Get All Local & Domain Accounts
    #   Get-Everyone -fromDomain
    $query = "Win32_UserAccount"
    if (-not $fromDomain) {
        $query+= " WHERE LocalAccount='True'"
    }
    Get-WmiObject $query
}

All of the comments are an example of comment-based help, which is feature of PowerShell that is available in CTP3 and Window 7 Betas (when they are out).

This means that I can embed examples within a function, as I did above.

# Get All Local Accounts
Get-Everyone

# Get All Local & Domain Accounts
Get-Everyone -fromDomain

Hope this helps,

James Brundage [MSFT]

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