Deleting Computers from Container in AD

    I have a few computers in our computers container that I want to delete. If the computer exists I expect the user to call the helpdesk complaining they can't login. Then I can find where these rouge devices are at.
   I recently did some testing to verify my idea and deleted a test machine from the computers container. The test machine was still able to log onto the domain. Why is that? And how can I do this so these computers are unable to log in.
No, im not touching user accounts!
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dooleydogConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Right, if you delete the computer object the user should not be able to log into the domain unless they have the right to add computers to the domain.

Good Luck,

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bwalker1Connect With a Mentor Commented:
How long did you wait before checking that the computer can still log in?  First I would force replication, then check for DNS problems if you are still having problems.

My guess is that the computer is using cached credentials to login.
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MazaraatConnect With a Mentor Commented:
or the user has domain administrative rights.....
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FubyouAuthor Commented:
sweet thanks!!!!
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