Creating User and Group Reports in Windows

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SUMMARY

There are no graphical or command line utilities that produce comprehensive reports on groups, users and permissions included with the Windows Operating System or the Resource Kit. The NET commands and the Windows Resource Kit ADDUSERS.EXE and PERMS.EXE utilities can be used to create limited administrative reports by piping the output to a text file.

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Limited report generation is possible through the following commands:

NOTE: removal of the /domain switch will generate a report for the local machine.
  1. NET USERS /DOMAIN >USERS.TXT

    This command will return the user accounts from the Primary Domain Controller (PDC) of the current domain, and write them to a file called USER.TXT
  2. NET ACCOUNTS /DOMAIN >ACCOUNTS.TXT

    This command will return the account policy information from the PDC of the current domain, and write it to a file called ACCOUNTS.TXT
  3. NET CONFIG SERVER >SERVER.TXT

    This command will return the server name, version of Windows, active network adapter information/MAC address, Server hidden status, Maximum Logged On Users, Maximum open files per session, Idle session time, and assign it to a file called SERVER.TXT
  4. NET CONFIG WORKSTATION >WKST.TXT

    This command will return the workstation name, user name, version of Windows, network adapter, network adapter information/MAC address, Logon domain, COM Open Timeout, COM Send Count, COM Send Timout, and write it to a file called WKST.TXT.
  5. NET GROUP /DOMAIN >DGRP.TXT

    This command will return the global groups on the PDC of the current domain, and write them to a file called GRP.TXT.
  6. NET LOCALGROUP >LGRP.TXT

    This command will return the local groups on the local machine, and write them to a file call LGRP.TXT.
  7. NET VIEW /DOMAIN:DOMAINNAME >VIEW.TXT

    This command will return the resources in the specified domain, and write them to a file called VIEW.TXT.
  8. ADDUSERS \\COMPUTERNAME /D USERINFO.TXT

    This Windows Resource Kit command will return a comma delimited file (for spreadsheets) containing user and group information, and write it to a file called USERINFO.TXT.
  9. PERMS COMPUTERNAME\USERNAME C:\*.* /S >PERMS.TXT

    This Windows Resource Kit command will return the username permissions on all files in all subdirectories on the c:\ drive of the computername, and write it to a file called PERMS.TXT

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Article ID: 137848 - Last Review: February 24, 2014 - Revision: 2.2
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.5
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.51
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.5
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.51
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1
  • MSPRESS Microsoft Windows NT Resource Kit
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