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What are the best ways to remove a computer from AD.

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Hi,

What are the best ways to remove a computer from AD.
I normally just delete the computer objects but heard that would leave the DNS entry and the right way is to go to each computer and disjoin them first.

Which is the right way and if the computers are not available on the Domain any more for me to manually disjoin them what is the work around.

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Sharath
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Like you say, disjoining them is the ideal way.

If you cannot disjoing, then it is perfectly fine to delete the computer account in AD.  You can also go to DNS and manually remove the A record, but in default config this will be scavenged in a few days anyway.

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