Win32_SystemAccount
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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

[Dynamic, Provider("CIMWin32"), UUID("{8502C4CA-5FBB-11D2-AAC1-006008C78BC7}"), AMENDMENT]
class Win32_SystemAccount : Win32_Account
{
  string   Caption;
  string   Description;
  datetime InstallDate;
  string   Status;
  boolean  LocalAccount;
  string   SID;
  uint8    SIDType;
  string   Domain;
  string   Name;
};

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
Qualifiers: MaxLen (64), DisplayName ("Caption")

A short textual description of the object.

This property is inherited from CIM_ManagedSystemElement.

Description
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only
Qualifiers: DisplayName ("Description")

A textual description of the object.

This property is inherited from CIM_ManagedSystemElement.

Domain
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only
Qualifiers: Override ("Domain"), MappingStrings ("Win32API|Network Management Functions|domainname")

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

Example: "NA-SALES"

InstallDate
Data type: datetime
Access type: Read-only
Qualifiers: MappingStrings ("MIF.DMTF|ComponentID|001.5"), DisplayName ("Install Date")

Indicates when the object was installed. Lack of a value does not indicate that the object is not installed.

This property is inherited from CIM_ManagedSystemElement.

LocalAccount
Data type: boolean
Access type: Read-only
Qualifiers: Fixed

If TRUE, the account is defined on the local machine. To retrieve only accounts defined on the local machine, design a query that includes the condition "LocalAccount=TRUE".

This property is inherited from Win32_Account.

Name
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only
Qualifiers: Override ("Name"), MappingStrings ("Win32API|Network Management Structures|name")

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
Qualifiers: Fixed, MappingStrings ("Win32API|Security Identifiers (SIDs)")

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 issued by an authority (such as a Windows domain), 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.

This property is inherited from Win32_Account.

SIDType
Data type: uint8
Access type: Read-only
Qualifiers: Fixed, MappingStrings ("Win32API|Access Control Enumeration Types|SID_NAME_USE")

Enumerated values that specify the type of security identifier (SID).

This property is inherited from Win32_Account.

SidTypeUser (1)

SidTypeGroup (2)

SidTypeDomain (3)

SidTypeAlias (4)

SidTypeWellKnownGroup (5)

SidTypeDeletedAccount (6)

SidTypeInvalid (7)

SidTypeUnknown (8)

SidTypeComputer (9)

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

String that indicates the current status of the object. Operational and non-operational status can be defined. Operational status can include "OK", "Degraded", and "Pred Fail". "Pred Fail" indicates that an element is functioning properly, but is predicting a failure (for example, a SMART-enabled hard disk drive).

Non-operational status can include "Error", "Starting", "Stopping", and "Service". "Service" can apply during disk mirror-resilvering, reloading a user permissions list, or other administrative work. Not all such work is online, but the managed element is neither "OK" nor in one of the other states.

This property is inherited from CIM_ManagedSystemElement.

Values include the following:

OK ("OK")

Error ("Error")

Degraded ("Degraded")

Unknown ("Unknown")

Pred Fail ("Pred Fail")

Starting ("Starting")

Stopping ("Stopping")

Service ("Service")

Stressed ("Stressed")

NonRecover ("NonRecover")

No Contact ("No Contact")

Lost Comm ("Lost Comm")

Remarks

The Win32_SystemAccount class is derived from Win32_Account.

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows Vista

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2008

Namespace

Root\CIMV2

MOF

CIMWin32.mof

DLL

CIMWin32.dll

See also

Win32_Account
Operating System Classes

 

 

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