In Windows, a Local User is the user created in the local system, whose username and password are stored on the computer itself.
A Domain User is one whose username and password are stored on a domain controller (e.g. Active Directory) rather than the computer the user is logging into.
In this note i will show how to determine whether the current user is a Domain User account or a Local User account using the command-line prompt (CMD) or a Windows PowerShell.
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Check If User Is In Domain
To find out whether the current user is a Domain User or a Local User, execute the following commands from the command-line prompt (CMD) or a Windows PowerShell:
C:\> hostname C:\> whoami
If the current user is logged into the computer using a local account, the
whoami command will return
C:\> hostname DESKTOP-2033 C:\> whoami desktop-2033\jonsnow
If the user is logged using a domain account, it will return
C:\> hostname DESKTOP-2033 C:\> whoami azuread\jonsnow
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