Windows SBS 2008 Users and Computers

I need to clean up my SBS 2008 server.  In particular I need to remove old users, computers, and servers that are still in DNS, AD Users and Computers portion of the server.  How do I properly remove users, computers, and servers out of the system so that I make sure they are out of all the other sections of the server.  For example, if I remove a computer out the SBS Console, will it also remove from other areas like in AD under Users and Computers?
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footechCommented:
Yes, the SBS console is just a conglomerate of other interfaces.  Removing through the SBS console, or going to a specific interface like ADUC or DNS management console will accomplish the same thing.
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Andrej PirmanCommented:
In general, removing users and computers from SBS management console should do the job. Just let approx. 20 minutes for AD to replicate and settle down.

THEN you might check also in AD Users And Computers management console if there are any computers or users left (maybe under SBS* OU or elsewhere) and delete them also.
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Cris HannaSr IT Support EngineerCommented:
One note, removing computer accounts via the SBS console is the correct way but it does not remove computers from WSUS.  That must be done manually
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Cris HannaSr IT Support EngineerCommented:
Regarding DNS, if DNS scavenging is configured, it will keep DNS records up to date.  I'll post a link to the article later today
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TlingitAuthor Commented:
Thanks everyone.
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