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Powershell - delete multiple objects

Hi!

I need to delete multiple objects in a specific OU in Active Directory.
I want to use powershell to do this.

Any ideas?

Also want to know if there is a way to "roll back", after deleting?

Thanks.

Best regards,
Kenneth
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Kenneth Skogstrand
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Miguel Angel Perez MuñozCommented:
Rollback depends of your domain. Having active directory recycle bin, restore is easy as go to recycle and restore them. On other cases, active directory backup is required and must to do a authoritative object restore.

Deleting some objects depends. Could give us any property has only deletable objects?
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Kenneth SkogstrandOperation and Maintenance IT ConsultantAuthor Commented:
I have worked out a list of AD groups that has not been used for 6 months, has no members and no members of.
It is confirmed from our customer that thees groups can be deleted.

I just need some help making a powershell command syntax, based on the text file containing the groups.

Something like: Get-Content "Groups.txt" | %{ Get-QADGroup $_ | Remove-QADObject -Confirm }

Don't know if I can use that syntax? "Groups.txt" contains the list of AD groups to be deleted.
I'm using Quest cmdlets.

Thanks :)

best regards,
Kenneth
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Miguel Angel Perez MuñozCommented:
If groups.txt has ONLY GROUPS TO BE DELETED, you can run:
import-module activedirectory
delete-adgroup (get-content path_to_file\groups.txt) -confirm
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CrusadinCommented:
Try this:

It delete all groups that are located in text file:

$textFile = Get-Content "C:\groups.txt"
[System.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName("System.DirectoryServices.AccountManagement")
$principalContext = New-Object System.DirectoryServices.AccountManagement.PrincipalContext("Domain")
$textFile | %{$groupPrincipalObject = [System.DirectoryServices.AccountManagement.GroupPrincipal]::FindByIdentity($principalContext,$_);$groupPrincipalObject.Delete()}
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Kenneth SkogstrandOperation and Maintenance IT ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Thanks for all the feedback, guys. I managed to work out a PS command that suited my needs.
Just learned to export a specific OU with PS also 👍
Which was nice to do,  considering my task deleting the objects in the specific OU.  

Again, Thanks for the feedback 😃
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