Find AD user last password changed date using PowerShell

The following is a comparison between getting AD user's last password changed date with Windows PowerShell and ADManager Plus:

Windows PowerShell

Steps to obtain AD user’s last password changed details using PowerShell:

  • Identify the domain from which you want to retrieve the report.
  • Identify the LDAP attributes you need to fetch the report.
  • Compile the script.
  • Execute it in Windows PowerShell.
  • The report will be exported in the given format.
  • To obtain the report in a different format, modify the script accordingly to the needs of the user.

Sample Windows PowerShell script:

-identity * -properties passwordlastset, passwordneverexpires | sort name | ft Name, passwordlastset, Passwordneverexpire
Click to copy entire script

ADManager Plus

Steps to obtain AD user’s last password changed date:

  • Click Reports -> Password Reports -> Password Changed Users.
  • Select the domain, OU, and desired time period.
  • Click Generate.


Find Active Directory user last password changed date using ADManager Plus

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Following are the limitations to obtain AD user last password changed date using native tools like Windows PowerShell:

  • We can run this script only from the computers which has Active Directory Domain Services role.
  • Adding even minor details to the report—such as adding additional attributes—require scripts to be modified and executed again, which is time-consuming.
  • Exporting a report in a specific format requires a script to be modified accordingly, which increases the complexity of the scripts.
  • Troubleshooting is not easy in case of errors.

ADManager Plus can help you obtain AD user last password changed date report in CSV, PDF, HTML, or XLSX format in a simple and intuitively designed UI.

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