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Hi, I have been asked to delete 2 users from our AD, one of the other I.T guys deleted the exchange mailboxs months ago, when i go to delete the user in AD I get

you do not have sufficent privilages to delete
cn=iphone$appl889332RZY7H, CN=exchangeactivesyncdevices, CN=username, CN=users, DC=domain, DC=Local or this object is protected from accident deletion

this is on a SBS 2011
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by:helpfinder
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check if Protect Object from Accidental Deletion is not ticked (in Properies of that user account in Object tab)
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by:total123
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its not ticked
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by:Rich Weissler
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Check the group membership tab, and see what the default group is set to.  If it's not 'users', change it to that, and try the deletion again.

If that isn't it, look over the Security Permissions tab, and confirm that permissions aren't filtered.
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by:total123
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users was not in the group, so i added it. domain users + a few sbs profiles were in there
also Accidental Deletion was already unticked

how can you tell if permissions aren't filtered in the security tab ?
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by:Rich Weissler
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In ADUC -- go to View, and confirm that Advanced Features is checked.
Go to the user, properties, then the Security tab.  At the bottom should be an 'advanced' button.  Depending on your version, there will either be a check box for inheritance, or a button to Disable inheritance if enabled, or Enable inheritance if disabled.
But also from within the advanced security settings, you can go to the Effective Access tab, and confirm that your account has sufficient permissions to remove the account.
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Manpreet SIngh Khatra earned 1100 total points
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Please check

1. Account not member of Protected\Default groups
2. Allow inheritable is checked on the user account

- Rancy
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by:total123
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Allow inheritable is checked on the user account allowed me to delete the account, many thanks
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