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How to Disable Local User Account Using PowerShell

To disable a local user account in PowerShell, use the `Disable-LocalUser` command. This command disables local user accounts.

Here, is the PowerShell code to disable a local user account.

Disable-LocalUser [-Name] <String[]> [-SID] <SecurityIdentifier[]>  [-InputObject] <LocalUser[]>

When a user account is disabled, the user can not log on. When a user account is enabled, the user can log on.

In this article, we will discuss how to disable a local user account using the PowerShell Disable-LocalUser command.

Disable a Local User Account Using PowerShell

To disable a local user account in PowerShell, use the Disable-LocalUser cmdlet with the Name parameter to specify the local user account name,

Disable-LocalUser -Name "nathan"

In the above PowerShell script, the Disable-LocalUser cmdlet disables the local user account name specified by the Name parameter โ€œnathanโ€œ.

To check if the user account is disabled or not, use the Get-LocalUser command as given below.

 Get-LocalUser -Name "nathan"

The output of the above PowerShell script gets the local user account details including his name, enable status, and description. It returns the enable status as False, which means the local user account is disabled.

Disable a Local User Account in PowerShell
Disable a Local User Account in PowerShell

Conclusion

I hope the above article on how to use the Disable-LocalUser command in PowerShell to disable a local user account is helpful to you.

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Related Links

Microsoft.PowerShell.LocalAccounts Module

Add-LocalGroupMember

Get-LocalUser

Get-LocalGroupMember

New-LocalUser

Enable-LocalUser

Rename-LocalUser

Set-LocalUser

Remove-LocalUser

Rename-LocalGroup

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