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Delete multiple AD users with or without mailbox

Posted on 2015-02-23
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Hello,

We have a monthly report that requires users to get deleted from our domain. I have modified the report to output the SamAccountName to a CSV.  I'm trying to find a simple way to delete multiple AD accounts that may or may not have mailboxes.

I found this great article but it only seems to work if the user has a mailbox. I'm wondering if anyone can expand on it or suggest something simpler.

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Server_Software/Email_Servers/Exchange/Q_28306536.html
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Will Szymkowski earned 500 total points
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It really should not matter if the user has a mailbox or not because ultimately if you delete an AD Account with a mailbox the mailbox goes into a disconnected state and is purged after X days (default 60).

Use the following command below....
Import-module activedirectory
$Users = import-csv "c:\filename.csv"
ForEach ($User in $Users) {
$User.samaccountname
Remove-ADUser -Identity $User.samaccountname -confirm:$false
}

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That should do it.

Will.
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Thank you for pointing that out. This helps big time.
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