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Hello, I need the script to delete all the objects in AD. I didn't import successfully into the test lab and need to start from scratch.

Could anyone please provide the script to remove all objects from AD.
THanks. No worries. I am doing it in the test lab not in the prod :)
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Dan McFadden earned 2000 total points
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I wouldn't recommend running a script against AD that deletes all objects.  It would render AD useless.

When you say that you need to start from scratch, do you mean:

1. reinstall server OS
2. dcpromo a server
3. configure first server in forest

Dan
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Thanks for the useful comment. It would. I got the script that would delete OUs and all its objects so I can start my lab from the scratch without reinstalling AD.

I used DSRM command and it worked great:
dsrm -subtree -noprompt "OU=Test2OU,DC=test,DC=lab,DC=com"
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