Delete a user account, group or other object from Active Directory.
Syntax Remove-QADObject [[-Identity] IdentityParameter] [-DeleteTree] [-Force] [-Proxy] [-WhatIf] [-Confirm] Advanced_Options Key -identity The Distinguished Name (DN), Canonical Name, GUID or, where applicable, the Domain\Name, UPN or SID of the user object you wish to disable. -DeleteTree Delete the specified object along with all of its descendant objects. Without this parameter, Remove-QADObject will fail to delete any container object that holds any child objects. -Force Override any restrictions that prevent the command from succeeding. Useful when running the command in a script -WhatIf Describe what would happen if you executed the command, without actually executing the command. -Confirm Prompt for confirmation before executing the command. Advanced_Options: [-UseGlobalCatalog] [-Proxy] [-Service String] [-ConnectionAccount String] [-ConnectionPassword SecureString] [-Credential PSCredential] [-Connection ArsConnection]
By default Remove-QADObject will connect to any available domain controller with the credentials of the locally logged on user, to connect to a specific domain controller using a specific account, either use the advanced options (-Proxy/-Service/-ConnectionAccount) or use the Connect-QADService cmdlet to make the connection.
Remove the user account JaneC in domain ss64Dom
PS C:> remove-QADObject 'ss64Dom\JaneC'
Delete all the user objects located in a specific container:
PS C:> get-QADUser -searchRoot 'ss64Dom.ss64.com/testOU' | remove-QADObject -confirm
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Deprovision-QADUser - Deprovision a user account in AD
Remove-adUser - Remove an AD user
Remove-adGroup - Remove an AD group