DSRM.exe (installable option via RSAT /AD DS)

Delete objects from active directory.

      DSRM ObjectDN [-subtree [-exclude]] [-noprompt]
            [{-s Server | -d Domain}] [-u UserName] [-p {Password | *}]
               [-c] [-q] [{-uc | -uco | -uci}]

   ObjectDN  Distinguished name of the group that you want to remove.
             If omitted will be taken from standard input (stdin).

   -subtree  Delete the object and all objects contained in its subtree.
   -exclude  Delete all objects contained in the subtree, but not the object itself.

   -noprompt Do not prompt to confirm deletion.

   -s Server Connect to a remote server/domain, default=%logonserver% domain controller.

   -c        Continue with the next object after any error (when you specify multiple target objects)
             by default dsrm will exit when the first error occurs.

   -q        Quiet, suppress all output.

   -uc       Unicode format.
   -uco      Unicode format for output only.
   -uci      Unicode format for input only.


Remove all objects under the OU AcmeCo, but leave the OU intact:

C:\> dsrm -subtree -exclude -noprompt -c "OU=AcmeCo,DC=ss64,DC=Com"

Find all the computer objects that have been inactive in AD for the last 52 weeks and remove them:

C:\> dsquery computer -inactive 52 | dsrm -noprompt

“If future generations are to remember us with gratitude rather than contempt, we must leave them more than the miracles of technology. We must leave them a glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning, not just after we got through with it” ~ President Lyndon B. Johnson

Related commands

DSAdd - Add object.
DSMod - Modify object.
DSGet - Display object.
DSMove - Move object.
DSQuery - Search for objects.
OldCmp - Joeware utility for safely removing User and Computer accounts.
Equivalent bash commands (Linux): groupdel/userdel - Delete user/group.

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