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    Question Active Directory - User Account / Home Drive / Profile deletion

    Hi all,

    A short while ago I came across a thread on a forum (not sure if it was here or elsewhere) there was a discussion about deleting users from Active Directory and at the same time deleting their data (home drive and profile)

    AD Infinitum was mentioned along with another product but then someone posted a link to a free add-on/plug-in for AD Users & Computers that would do the job.

    I thought I had bookmarked and saved the software, but can I find it! ...

    Anyone got any ideas? I've spent the last 4 hours searching Google and my usual forum haunts with no luck ...

    Thanks in advance!

    Benzini00

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    Does MS delprof do that?

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    Hi Leco,

    Only for locally cached roaming profiles as far as I'm aware ... the software I'm looking for integrates with AD and deletes the server copy of the users home and profile directories at the same time as deleting the user object.

    Cheers

    Benzini00

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    Hi mrtechsystems,

    Unfortunately not, the software I'm trying to re-discover was 100% free and only performed the single task of removing user data when the user object was deleted in AD ...

    Thanks for replying though!

    Benzini00

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    I think I posted a link to my website a while ago - there are a couple of scripts here which will mark an account as expired and then delete the mailbox, home folder and user account for expired accounts (we use a 2 stage process to try and avoid accidents ...)

    the logic should work anywhere but you will need to come up with a way of deciding which users can be removed (eg we look at the student records system to see if a student is still current - for us, students can start and leave at any time)

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    Hi Steve,

    Nice scripts, still not exactly what I was looking for, but I may be returning to them if I cant find this elusive AD snap-in ...

    On the whole our users start in September and graduate three years later, we put them into course and then year of entry OU's ... we disable their accounts after Graduation, wait for 30 days then delete the accounts and data, we find its safe to assume that any student who may have slipped through the student records net will almost always ring our office within 7 days of their account being disabled. We also keep a backup of all graduate data until late September just incase we need to re-create any accounts.

    I'm really starting to kick myself now, it was a tool I had been after for so long ...

    Cheers

    Benzini00



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