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how to delete a domain member machine account from linux PDC

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How to delete the machine account which wascreated manually by the folliowing commands from linux pdc

#groupadd machines
#/usr/sbin/useradd -s /bin/false -d /dev/null -g machines machine_names$

account got created but want to delete , please help how to delete the same.


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userdel -rf machine_name$
smbpasswd -x machine_name$
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Sir: when tried with userdel and smbpasswd following is the result please help


# userdel -rf machine_name$

 userdel:error removing directory /dev/null

#smbpasswd -x machine_name
Failed to modify entry for user computer29$



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userdel < machine account>
got deleted
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Yes, -rf says to remove home directory as well, but since home was set to /dev/null - I was wrong with those options.
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