Is there an easy way to delete old computer name from ADUC?

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by John, Oct 18, 2006.

  1. John

    John Guest

    Hi all,

    We replaced all workstations with new computers. I can see all old
    computers name are still in ADUC. Is there an easy way to delete old
    computer name from ADUC? (win2K3 R2 envir.)

    Thank you.
    John, Oct 18, 2006
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  2. Are you having an issue whereby use of "right-click delete"
    on the object is not viewed as a good solution for this?
    Roger Abell [MVP], Oct 18, 2006
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  3. John

    T. Uranjek Guest

    T. Uranjek, Oct 18, 2006
  4. Jorge de Almeida Pinto [MVP - DS], Oct 18, 2006
  5. John

    Ken Aldrich Guest


    Computer accounts are very similar to user accounts. They have a password.
    This password gets reset automatically every 30 days (unless you have
    changed the value).
    You can query workstations for their pwdLastSet attribute and if it is over
    30 days you might assume the workstation is no longer on your network.

    DSRAZOR for Windows has a way to handle deletions automatically. You can
    apply this to user accounts as well. You could look at the last logon date
    of your users and if they have not logged on in say, 60 days for example,
    you could automatically disable, or delete those accounts.

    This is done by running a query in an applet and adding one of our AD:Modify
    services to the applet. You could schedule this applet to run every night
    and clean up your Active Directory while you sleep.

    No scripting required! Visual Click Software teaches customers how to easily
    customize applets using a drag n' drop type architecture. Not only that, we
    also offer a free service to simply create the custom solutions for you.

    Contact us for a free, one-on-one web demonstration of how easy using
    DSRAZOR can be for regular, automated cleanup.
    Ken Aldrich, Oct 18, 2006
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