Can't delete user account in SBS2011 Console

Error in removing accountHi,
  I have a SBS2011 server and it fails to remove a particular user account in SBS Console. I can open Properties of this user account and change things and save the information, but I simply can't delete it. This account is the only user account that I can't delete using SBS console.
 Is there anything I can do?

Thanks.
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sgleeAsked:
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AlanConsultantCommented:
Hi sglee,

Are you logged on to the SBS2011 Console as a domain admin?

If not, login as such, and try again.


Alan.
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sgleeAuthor Commented:
User folders@Alan,

 Yes I always log in using admin username - that was established during SBS2011 setup process.
I just checked C:\Users folder on SBS and I can see "TEMP.domain_name.000" folder with today's date and current time.
I also see two more folders - "TEMP" and "TEMP.domain_name" folders.
Maybe it is the source of the problem.
How do I log in as admin folder (in green box), not temp folder?
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AlanConsultantCommented:
Hi sglee,

It looks to me that the user you are trying to remove has become corrupted, and hence you are seeing the TEMP folders.

Did that user log into the SBS2011 Server directly at any point (either via the console, or RDP)?

You could try removing the user from Active Directory, but I never liked doing that with SBS, since you have to try to get them removed from all the places they are setup manually (AD, Exchange, etc etc), so I am not recommending it at this point.


Alan.
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sgleeAuthor Commented:
"the user you are trying to remove has become corrupted, and hence you are seeing the TEMP folders." --> good to know that.

"Did that user log into the SBS2011 Server directly at any point (either via the console, or RDP)?"--> I am not sure, but a definite possibility because I usually do not log in from the console unless I have to. I always use RDP from my computer on the same network or Remote Access Program like Logmein or Splashtop. This particular user account was created a long time ago for testing. Once I determined that I did not need it anymore, I tried to remove it years ago, but it failed with the same error message.
I just happened to post the question today because I tried to delete that account again today.

"You could try removing the user from Active Directory, but I never liked doing that with SBS" --> I agree. Since it is SBS, I need to add and remove from SBS console. It is not the end of the world if I can't remove it because no one uses it.
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AlanConsultantCommented:
Hi sglee,

Assuming you are not seeing any other 'issues' related to having that user on the system, I would probably change the password to something long and random (personally I wouldn't even make a note - you can always change it again later), make sure that user is disabled, and ignore it.

Clearly there is or has been a problem, but it there are not other symptoms, and this would just be 'nice to clean up', I'd leave well alone.


Alan.
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sgleeAuthor Commented:
thank for your advise.
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