Cleaning out old objects in AD

Best way to clean out old objects in AD? I have some that have been in there for years.
Thomas NSystems Analyst - Windows System AdministratorAsked:
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Kevin StanushApplication DeveloperCommented:
It depends on the type of object (user, computer, ?).  For users, looking at the pwdlastset and lastlogontimestamp attributes works well.  Same for computers, more or less. We tell our customers of our Hyena software product to look at both and then move into an 'inactive' OU for a while before deleting.

Here is an article that shows several methods including Hyena:

https://www.sourceonetechnology.com/finding-and-removing-old-computer-accounts-in-your-active-directory-domain/
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Hello ThereSystem AdministratorCommented:
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Naveen SharmaCommented:
Below articles can help you to Keep Active Directory Clean with PowerShell

https://community.spiceworks.com/how_to/125704-how-to-find-and-remove-stale-users-and-computers-in-active-directory

https://mcpmag.com/articles/2015/04/30/3-ways-to-keep-active-directory-clean.aspx

Additionally, you may also try this active directory cleanup solution which assists to find and clean inactive AD accounts.
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