How to Check User Account Details in Windows 11

You can check Account Type, SID, password details and much more using the methods given in this article.

How to Check User Account Details in Windows 11

Windows stores a lot of details about a user account in its database. For example, account type and account privileges, password details, account expiry and other details.

Normally, we do not have to look at any user’s account details, but Windows gives us the option to look at the account details if we are an administrator.

In this article, we will discuss multiple ways to check user account details in Windows 11. These methods also apply to Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7.

Check user account details in Windows 11

Windows provides a visual way to check some account details. For this, we will need to use Windows Settings.

Here is how to check user account details in Windows 11:

  1. Open Settings. (Windows key + I)

  2. Click on Accounts.

  3. Click on Your info.

This screen displays the type of account, username and whether you are logged in with a Microsoft ID or local account.

Here is how to check other user account details in Windows 11:

  1. Open Settings. (Windows key + I)

  2. Click on Accounts.

  3. Click on Family & other users.

These details are enough for a standard user, but if you want to dig deeper and want to know all the details that Windows has stored for a specific account, you will need to use the command line.

There are two ways to check the complete user account details in Windows 11:

  • Using Net User command
  • Using WMIC UserAccount command

Check details of specific account using Net User command

  1. Open Windows Terminal (Run > cmd)

  2. Run the following command to list all the users on your computer:

    net user
  3. Run the following command to check user account details:

    net user "<username>"

    Replace <username> with the actual username. For example, my username is usman, so I will run the following command on my computer:

    net user "usman"

This command will list all the details about the user that Windows has stored. The following details are available:

ItemDescription
Usernameusman
Full NameUsman Khurshid
Country/region Code000 for system default
Account ActiveYes or No
Account ExpiresNever or time specified
Password last settime specified
Password expiresNever or time specified
Password changeableYes or no
Password requiredYes or no
Workstations allowedAll or specific computers
Last logontime specified
Logon hours allowedAll or specific hours
Local group membershipsAccount type specified
Global group membershipsDomain account type specified
User account details using command line

Check specific account details using WMIC UserAccount command

WMIC stands for Windows Management Interface Command. This command is usually used by advanced users to perform specific tasks. It gives more details about a user account than the net user command but is more advanced to understand.

Here is how to check specific account details using WMIC UserAccount command:

  1. Open Windows Terminal (Run > cmd)

  2. Run any of the following commands:

    WMIC UserAccount list brief
    WMIC UserAccount list full

This will list down all the details of all user users on your computer. This includes the built-in users from Windows. This is especially useful if you want to check user details for all the users on your computer.

To save the output of this command, run the following command:

wmic useraccount list full >"D:\AllUserAccountDetails.txt"

The output of this command is a bit technical and you will need the following table to read the output properly:

ItemDescription
AccountTypeThe following flags are available for this item:
256: Temporary duplicate account
512: Normal account
2048: Interdomain trust account
4096: Workstation trust account
8192: Server trust account
DisabledTrue or False. Tells whether an account is disabled or enabled.
InstallDateDate when this user was created.
LocalAccountTrue or False. Whether the user has a local account or a Microsoft account.
LockoutsTrue or False.
Password ChangeableTrue or False
PasswordExpiresTrue or False
PasswordRequiredTrue or False
Account SIDthe Security Identifier for the account
SIDTypeEnumerated value that specifies the type of SID.
1 = User
2 = Group
3 = Domain
= Alias
5 = Well Known group
6 = Deleted account
7 = Invalid
8 = Unknown
= Computer
StatusOne of these values:
OK
Error
Degraded
Unknown
Pred Fail
Starting
Stopping
Service
Stressed
NonRecover
No Contact
Lost Comm
WMIC UserAccount output options

If you are a developer or an IT administrator, you can extract specific user details from PowerShell. Please go through the details in this article.

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Usman Khurshid is a seasoned IT Pro with over 15 years of experience in the IT industry. He has experience in everything from IT support, helpdesk, sysadmin, network admin, and cloud computing. He is also certified in Microsoft Technologies (MCTS and MCSA) and also Cisco Certified Professional in Routing and Switching.

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