Disable Inactive Active Directory Accounts POWERSHELL Script

Posted on 2011-03-21
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I'm sure this has been done plenty of times but I can't seem to find a script that will disable active directory accounts (OU = Users) after 90 days of inactivity and move them to another OU called 'Users - Disabled'.  Would anyone be able to provide me with a powershell script that would do this?

Server 2008 Standard SP2
Question by:cmb991
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Does it have to be Powershell? I started writing a script of my own to do this, then found this one linked below, which did 90% of what I required and I just added a little customisation.

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Ah, my mistake... this is for computer accounts, sorry.

It shouldn't be too difficult to change to user accounts, though.

To disable a user's account, set the UserAccountControl attribute to 0x0202 (0x002 + 0x0200)

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What would be the best way to do this, powershell or VB?  I'm starting to rethink of this issue and trying to figure out the best way.

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It doesn't really matter which way you do this.

In terms of programming, I understand that PS is more versatile for manipulation of Microsoft systems, but unless you're actually doing the programming, this is a moot point.

So, a choice of VB or PS is like a choice of bourbon or whiskey. Both will get you drunk, but it's simply a matter of which you prefer.

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