Visual Basic WMI System Services
Win32_Account: WMI Group Account Info
Posted:   Monday October 28, 2002
Updated:   Monday November 28, 2011
Applies to:   VB5, VB6
Developed with:   VB6, Windows XP
OS restrictions:   Windows NT, 2000, XP. See Prerequisites below.
Author:   VBnet - Randy Birch


Windows Script Host is built into Microsoft Windows 98, 2000, ME and XP. If you are running Windows 95 or NT4, you can download Windows Script Host from the Microsoft Windows Script Technologies Web site at Some information is not returned on non-NT-based systems.

A reference set in Projects / References to the Microsoft WMI Scripting Library.

The Win32_Account abstract WMI class contains information about user accounts and group accounts known to the Windows system. User or group names recognized by a Windows NT domain are descendents (or members) of this class. The Win32_Account class is not included in a default hardware inventory operation.

This demo and illustration shows all the available information from the class.

 BAS Module Code

 Form Code
To a form add a command button (Command1) and a listbox (List1). Set a reference in Projects / References to the Microsoft WMI Scripting Library, and add the following to the form:

Option Explicit
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' Some pages may also contain other copyrights by the author.
' Distribution: You can freely use this code in your own
'               applications, but you may not reproduce 
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Private Sub Command1_Click()

   Call wmiWin32Account
End Sub

Private Sub Form_Load()
   Command1.Caption = "Win32_Account"

End Sub

Private Sub wmiWin32Account()
   Dim objset  As SWbemObjectSet
   Dim obj     As SWbemObject

   Set objset = GetObject("winmgmts:{impersonationLevel=impersonate}"). _
   On Local Error Resume Next

   For Each obj In objset

      With List1
         .AddItem "Caption: " & obj.Caption
         .AddItem "Description: " & obj.Description
         .AddItem "Domain: " & obj.domain
         .AddItem "InstallDate: " & obj.InstallDate
         .AddItem "LocalAccount: " & obj.LocalAccount
         .AddItem "Name: " & obj.Name
         .AddItem "SID: " & obj.SID
         .AddItem "SIDType: " & obj.SIDType
         .AddItem "Status : " & obj.Status
         .AddItem ""
      End With
End Sub


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