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How can an AD Computer be a container?

I have an interesting problem.  I am trying to delete a specific computer in my Company Computers container.  When I right click and then click delete I get this message "Object xxxxxx is a container and contains other objects.  Are you sure you want to delete,etc"  I have never encountered this before when I deleted computers from the container.  THe computer in question is no longer attached to the network and has been essentially decommissioned/mothballed.  Is there a way to verify if the computer actually is a container?  Double clicking the icon brings up the computer properties.  Perhaps this is just an AD glitch?  Would appreciate some input from those who are much smarter than I in this matter Please?
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dwetherby
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Mike KlineCommented:
In AD Users and Computers go to the tool bar and select View then select "users, groups, and computers as containers"
...you probably also already have advanced checked there which is fine.
See if it shows you the info for that machine...could be a printer.  I'm almost certain it will be safe for you to delete.
Thanks
Mike
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dwetherbyAuthor Commented:
Here's the weird thing.  It is showing this computer as a rRASAdministrationConnectionPoint which is either totally incorrect or a worm.
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Mike KlineCommented:
Maybe at one point someone had installed RRAS on the box?  If you know that box is done and decommissioned and you are not using rras at all then kill it in AD at this point.
Thanks
Mike
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dwetherbyAuthor Commented:
Computer has been deleted.  He must have had RAS running on his system.
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dwetherbyAuthor Commented:
Thanks Mike!  I appreciate the input!  Object has been deleted.  I can now sleep better tonight.  LOL
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Mike KlineCommented:
Glad to help out have a great holiday!
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