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Win32_SystemAccount class

The Win32_SystemAccountWMI class represents a system account. The system account is used by the operating system and services. There are many services and processes within Windows that need the capability to logon internally, for example, during a Windows installation. The system account was designed for that purpose.

The system account is an internal account that does not show up in User Manager, cannot be added to any groups, and cannot have user rights assigned to it. However, the system account does show up on an NTFS file system volume in file manager, which is located in the Permissions section of the Security menu. By default, the system account is granted full control to all files on an NTFS file system volume, which means that the system account has the same functional privileges as the administrator account.

The following syntax is simplified from Managed Object Format (MOF) code and includes all of the inherited properties. Properties and methods are in alphabetic order, not MOF order.

Syntax

[Provider("CIMWin32")]class Win32_SystemAccount : Win32_Account
{
  string   Caption;
  string   Description;
  string   Domain;
  datetime InstallDate;
  boolean  LocalAccount;
  string   Name;
  string   SID;
  uint8    SIDType;
  string   Status;
};

Members

The Win32_SystemAccount class has these types of members:

Properties

The Win32_SystemAccount class has these properties.

Caption
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only

Short description of the object— a one-line string.

Description
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only

Description of the object.

Domain
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only
Qualifiers: Key

Name of the Windows domain to which the system account belongs.

Example: "NA-SALES"

InstallDate
Data type: datetime
Access type: Read-only

Object was installed. This property does not need a value to indicate that the object is installed.

LocalAccount
Data type: boolean
Access type: Read-only

Windows Server 2003:  If true, the account is defined on the local machine. To only retrieve accounts defined on the local machine, use a query that includes "LocalAccount=TRUE".

Name
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only
Qualifiers: Key

Name of the Windows system account on the domain specified by the Domain property of this class.

SID
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only

Security identifier (SID) for this account. A SID is a string value of variable length used to identify a trustee. Each account has a unique SID that is issued by an authority (such as a Windows domain), and is stored in a security database. When a user logs on, the system retrieves the user's SID from the database and places it in the user's access token. The system uses the SID in the user's access token to identify the user in all subsequent interactions with Windows security. When a SID has been used as the unique identifier for a user or group, it cannot be used again to identify another user or group.

SIDType
Data type: uint8
Access type: Read-only

Enumerated values that specify the type of SID.

ValueMeaning
1

SidTypeUser

2

SidTypeGroup

3

SidTypeDomain

4

SidTypeAlias

5

SidTypeWellKnownGroup

6

SidTypeDeletedAccount

7

SidTypeInvalid

8

SidTypeUnknown

9

SidTypeComputer

 

Status
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only
Qualifiers: MaxLen (10)

Current status of the object. Various operational and nonoperational statuses can be defined. Operational statuses include: "OK", "Degraded", and "Pred Fail" (an element, such as a SMART-enabled hard disk drive, may be functioning properly but predicting a failure in the near future). Nonoperational statuses include: "Error", "Starting", "Stopping", and "Service". The latter, "Service", could apply during mirror-resilvering of a disk, reload of a user permissions list, or other administrative work. Not all such work is online, yet the managed element is neither "OK" nor in one of the other states.

The values are:

"OK"
"Error"
"Degraded"
"Unknown"
"Pred Fail"
"Starting"
"Stopping"
"Service"

Remarks

The Win32_SystemAccount class is derived from Win32_Account.

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows Vista

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2003

Namespace

\root\CIMV2

MOF

CIMWin32.mof

DLL

CIMWin32.dll

See also

Operating System Classes

 

 

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