Solved

Deleting Home Directories along with User in AD

Posted on 2014-09-12
2
248 Views
Last Modified: 2014-09-12
I am trying to make a change to this script so that i can go one level up in the home directory and delete from there. The homedirectory property in AD is formatted like this \\server01\staff\%username%\documents. I am looking to delete the path of \\server01\staff\"username". The script currently deletes the documents and not the folder labeled as the username. Here is the script.
[embed=snippet 8264701]

Open in new window

Import-Module ActiveDirectory
$Users = Import-Csv C:\Update\deleteusers.csv

Foreach ($User in $Users) {
Get-ADUser -identity $User.Username -properties Name, homedirectory | % {
    Write-Host ("Removing homdir for:" + $_.Name + ",path:" + $_.homedirectory)
    rm -Force -Recurse $_.homedirectory

}
Remove-ADuser $User.Username
}

Open in new window

0
Comment
Question by:falconcurt
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 40

Accepted Solution

by:
footech earned 500 total points
ID: 40319582
The following should work for you.  It uses Split-Path to get the parent directory.
Import-Module ActiveDirectory
$Users = Import-Csv C:\Update\deleteusers.csv

Foreach ($User in $Users) {
Get-ADUser -identity $User.Username -properties Name, homedirectory | % {
    $home = Split-Path $_.homedirectory -Parent
    Write-Host ("Removing homdir for:" + $_.Name + ",path:" + $home)
    rm -Force -Recurse $home

}
Remove-ADuser $User.Username
}

Open in new window

0
 

Author Comment

by:falconcurt
ID: 40319807
That did it. I did have one hiccup regarding deleting a leaf object but i used the remove-adobject cmdlet instead....with the -recursive parameter and all went well. Thanks for your response footech. Here was my outcome
Import-Module ActiveDirectory
$Users = Import-Csv C:\Update\deleteusers.csv

Foreach ($User in $Users) {
Get-ADUser -identity $User.Username -properties Name, distinguishedname, homedirectory | % {
    $homepath = Split-Path $_.homedirectory -Parent 
    Write-Host ("Removing homdir for:" + $_.Name + ",path:" + $homepath)
    rm -Force -Recurse $homepath
    Remove-Adobject $_.distinguishedname -recursive -Confirm:$false
}
}

Open in new window

0

Featured Post

Office 365 Training for Admins - 7 Day Trial

Learn how to provision tenants, synchronize on-premise Active Directory, implement Single Sign-On, customize Office deployment, and protect your organization with eDiscovery and DLP policies.  Only from Platform Scholar.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article shows the method of using the Resultant Set of Policy Tool to locate Group Policy that applies a particular setting.
A quick Powershell script I wrote to find old program installations and check versions of a specific file across the network.
Microsoft Active Directory, the widely used IT infrastructure, is known for its high risk of credential theft. The best way to test your Active Directory’s vulnerabilities to pass-the-ticket, pass-the-hash, privilege escalation, and malware attacks …
Attackers love to prey on accounts that have privileges. Reducing privileged accounts and protecting privileged accounts therefore is paramount. Users, groups, and service accounts need to be protected to help protect the entire Active Directory …

751 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question