Hey, Scripting Guy! I enjoyed your article yesterday about creating a local user account. However, for my purposes I need to be able to create more than one user. Also I would like to be able to assign values to attributes such as the description.
Hey, Scripting Guy! We have an application that runs on our local computers. It is a rather old application, and of course it is mission critical. Because this application is not Active Directory integrated, it means that I need to create a local user account on every computer that is going to run this particular application.
Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I use Windows PowerShell to determine if a specified local user account exists on a computer?— MM
Hey, MM. Have you ever heard the expression “good things come to those who wait”? Well, to tell you the truth,
Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I delete all the users whose name starts with GER/ad_ from the local Administrators group on a computer?— ID
Hey, ID. It’s a Friday as the Scripting Guy who writes this column writes this column. Usually Fridays are a very sad day for this Scripting Guy: after all,
Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I get a list of all the local users who have an expiring password?— JM
Hey, JM. Thanks for the question. Before we answer it, however, we have a question for you: you don’t by any chance have any spare dice lying around,
Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I configure an expiration date for a local user account?— GW
Hey, GW. You know, it’s amazing how quickly things change in the fast-paced world of system administration scripting. For example, in Monday’s column we announced that,
Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I determine the full name of a user in a Windows NT 4.0 domain when all I have is the user’s logon name?— NH
Hey, NH. In case you’re wondering, after a less-than-auspicious beginning the Scripting Guy who writes this column started to get used to swimming laps every night;
Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I list all the groups in a Windows NT 4.0 domain?
Hey, MN. It’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day here in the USA, and, normally, you’d expect the Scripting Guy who writes this column to start things off by relating some irrelevant anecdote about Dr.
Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I use Windows PowerShell to determine whether or not the Guest account has been disabled on a computer?
Hey, RB. You know, last week at this time the Scripting Guy who writes this column was on vacation,
Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I determine whether or not my local users are required to have a password?— GT
Hey, GT. You know, rather than beat around the bush we decided to come right out and admit it: yes, the rumors that have been circulating around the Internet are true.