ex kit still in AD

Are there any risks/issues whatsoever in old hardware (computer objects) remaining in AD when in reality its old kit that has been detroyed by the recycling company months before, but through poor admin the objects hav just not been removed from AD. There must be some issues with poor housekeeping, however minor, please explain the possible issues if you can think of any.
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pma111Asked:
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Mike KlineCommented:
If you have software that uses AD to deploy software for example and it gets it list from AD then it might take a bit longer as it has to also go through the "dead" machines or anything that may rely on an accurate list from AD.  For example suppose someone asks you to try and get an accurate count of machines in your domain you can't do that if you have a lot of old boxes.

There is no security risk in this case, but like you said some housekeeping.  Oldcmp or adtidy are two great free tools that can help with cleanup.

Thanks

Mike
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pma111Author Commented:
>For example suppose someone asks you to try and get an accurate count of machines in your domain you can't do that if you have a lot of old boxes.


Can this be for accountancy and liscensing reasons?
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pma111Author Commented:
Or for what reasons would an accurate count of machines ever be required for business purposes?
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pma111Author Commented:
>>If you have software that uses AD to deploy software for example and it gets it list from AD then it might take a bit longer as it has to also go through the "dead" machines or anything that may rely on an accurate list from AD.

Is this common, that your software deployment solution will use AD for determining who to roll out software too? Is this the same for security patches/updates? Or was that what you were referring to?
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