How to generate and export password expired users list report

The following is a comparison between obtaining a list of password expired users with Windows PowerShell and ADManager Plus.


Steps to retrieve the password expired users using VBScript:

  • Identify the domain from which you want to retrieve the report.
  • Identify the LDAP attributes you need to fetch the report.
  • Identify the primary DC to retrieve the report.
  • Compile and execute the script.
  • 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 VBScript:

Option Explicit
function foo
Dim adoCommand, adoConnection, strBase, strFilter, strAttributes
Dim objRootDSE, strDNSDomain, strQuery, adoRecordset
Dim dtmDate2, strName, strEmail
Dim lngSeconds2, str64Bit2
Dim objShell, lngBiasKey, lngBias, k
Dim objDomain, objMaxPwdAge, lngHighAge, lngLowAge, sngMaxPwdAge
Dim objDate, dtmPwdLastSet, dtmExpires
Dim strItem, strPrefix, objFSO, objLogFile
Const ForWriting = 2
Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set objLogFile = objFSO.CreateTextFile("C:\Scripts\PasswordExp.csv", ForWriting, True)
objLogFile.Write "sAMAccountName,"
objLogFile.Write "mail,"
objLogFile.Write "passwordExpiresAt"
' Determine domain maximum password age policy in days.
Set objRootDSE = GetObject("LDAP://RootDSE")
strDNSDomain = objRootDSE.Get("DefaultNamingContext")
Set objDomain = GetObject("LDAP://" & strDNSDomain)
Set objMaxPwdAge = objDomain.MaxPwdAge
lngHighAge = objMaxPwdAge.HighPart
lngLowAge = objMaxPwdAge.LowPart
If (lngLowAge < 0) Then
lngHighAge = lngHighAge + 1
End If
' Convert from 100-nanosecond intervals into days.
sngMaxPwdAge = -((lngHighAge * 2^32) _
+ lngLowAge)/(600000000 * 1440)
dtmDate2 = DateAdd("d", - sngMaxPwdAge, Now())
' Obtain local Time Zone bias from machine registry.
' This bias changes with Daylight Savings Time.
Set objShell = CreateObject("Wscript.Shell")
lngBiasKey = objShell.RegRead("HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\" _
& "TimeZoneInformation\ActiveTimeBias")
If (UCase(TypeName(lngBiasKey)) = "LONG") Then
lngBias = lngBiasKey
ElseIf (UCase(TypeName(lngBiasKey)) = "VARIANT()") Then
lngBias = 0
For k = 0 To UBound(lngBiasKey)
lngBias = lngBias + (lngBiasKey(k) * 256^k)
End If
dtmDate2 = DateAdd("n", lngBias, dtmDate2)
lngSeconds2 = DateDiff("s", #1/1/1601#, dtmDate2)
str64Bit2 = CStr(lngSeconds2) & "0000000"
' Setup ADO objects.
Set adoCommand = CreateObject("ADODB.Command")
Set adoConnection = CreateObject("ADODB.Connection")
adoConnection.Provider = "ADsDSOObject"
adoConnection.Open "Active Directory Provider"
Set adoCommand.ActiveConnection = adoConnection
' Search entire Active Directory domain.
strBase = ""
strFilter = "(&(objectCategory=person)(objectClass=user)" _
& "(!pwdLastSet=0)" _
& "(pwdLastSet<=" & str64Bit2 & ")" _
& "(!userAccountControl:1.2.840.113556.1.4.803:=2)" _
& "(!userAccountControl:1.2.840.113556.1.4.803:=65536)" _
& "(!userAccountControl:1.2.840.113556.1.4.803:=32)" _
& "(!userAccountControl:1.2.840.113556.1.4.803:=48))"
' Comma delimited list of attribute values to retrieve.
strAttributes = "sAMAccountName,mail,pwdLastSet"
' Construct the LDAP syntax query.
strQuery = strBase & ";" & strFilter & ";" & strAttributes & ";subtree"
adoCommand.CommandText = strQuery
'Filter on user objects where the password expires between the
dates specified, the account is not disabled, password never
expires is not set, password not required is not set,
and password cannot change is not set.'
adoCommand.Properties("Page Size") = 100
adoCommand.Properties("Timeout") = 30
adoCommand.Properties("Cache Results") = False
' Run the query.
Set adoRecordset = adoCommand.Execute
' Enumerate the resulting recordset.
Do Until adoRecordset.EOF
strName = adoRecordset.Fields("sAMAccountName").Value
strEmail = adoRecordset.Fields("mail").Value & ""
If (TypeName(adoRecordset.Fields("pwdLastSet").Value) = "Object") Then
Set objDate = adoRecordset.Fields("pwdLastSet").Value
dtmPwdLastSet = Integer8Date(objDate, lngBias)
dtmPwdLastSet = #1/1/1601#
End If
dtmExpires = DateAdd("d", sngMaxPwdAge, dtmPwdLastSet)
objLogFile.Write strName & ","
objLogFile.Write strEmail & ","
objLogFile.Write dtmExpires
' Clean up.
Function Integer8Date(ByVal objDate, ByVal lngBias)
' Function to convert Integer8 (64-bit) value to a date, adjusted for
' local time zone bias.
Dim lngAdjust, lngDate, lngHigh, lngLow
lngAdjust = lngBias
lngHigh = objDate.HighPart
lngLow = objDate.LowPart
' Account for error in IADsLargeInteger property methods.
If (lngLow < 0) Then
lngHigh = lngHigh + 1
End If
If (lngHigh = 0) And (lngLow = 0) Then
lngAdjust = 0
End If
lngDate = #1/1/1601# + (((lngHigh * (2 ^ 32)) _
+ lngLow) / 600000000 - lngAdjust) / 1440
' Trap error if lngDate is ridiculously huge.
On Error Resume Next
Integer8Date = CDate(lngDate)
If (Err.Number <> 0) Then
On Error GoTo 0
Integer8Date = #1/1/1601#
End If
On Error GoTo 0
End Function   	
Click to copy entire script

ADManager Plus

To obtain the report,

  • Select Password Expired Users from Password Reports section. 
  • Select domain and OU. Click Generate.
  • Select Export as to export the report in any of the preferred formats (CSV, PDF, HTML, CSVDE and XLSX)


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Following are the limitations to obtain a report of password expired user accounts using native tools like VBScript:

  • We can use this script only within the domain. For multiple domains, we should modify and run the script for each domain.
  • Script is quite complex to compile with multiple calculations involved.
  • Difficult to change date formats.
  • Difficult to apply different time zones on the date results.

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