There is no module available for all PowerShell versions that allows to administer local user accounts. Here is a chunk of sample code that illustrates how you nevertheless can automate local account management.
The code creates a new local Administrator account with password. Provided you have sufficient privileges, you can run the script locally as well as remotely:
# where do you want to create the local admin account? $ComputerName = $env:COMPUTERNAME # what is the name of the local admin group? # WARNING: MUST EXIST! MAY BE DIFFERENT IN DIFFERENT LOCALES $Group = 'Administrators' # what is the name of the new account? $Name = 'ServiceAdmin' # what is the password? $Password = 'topSecret123' # what is the description? $Description = 'Automatically generated local account' $computer = [ADSI]"WinNT://$($ComputerName),computer" $user = $computer.Create('User', "$($Name)") $user.SetPassword($password) $user.Put('Description',$($Description)) $user.SetInfo() # password never expires $user.UserFlags.value = $user.UserFlags.value -bor 0x10000 $user.CommitChanges() # add user to group $group = [ADSI]"WinNT://$($computername)/$($groupname),group" $group.add("WinNT://$($Name),user")
Many other management tasks, such as removal of local groups or change of password, can be accomplished in a similar way.