Would you like to learn how to filter Windows event logs using Powershell to find who created a user account on the domain? In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to find who created an account on the Active Directory.

• Windows 2012 R2
• Windows 2016
• Windows 2019
• Windows 10
• Windows 11

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Tutorial Powershell - Who created a user on the domain

On the domain controller, start an elevated Powershell command line.

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List events related to the creation of a user account.

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Display the content of events related to the creation of a user account.

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Display only the content of the event message.

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Find who created user accounts on the last 30 days.

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List events related to the creation of a specific user account.

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In our example, we filtered based on the event message content.

Congratulations! You are able to find who created a user account in the Active Directory using Powershell.