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How to automatically delete disabled Active Directory Accounts?

By GMcFlyPCGuy ·
Every week my company generates termination reports of all the employees that we lost. I then disable these accounts in AD and put the termination date in the account description. My boss tells me today that we need to delete these accounts after 3 months. I want to know if their is a way to set up a rule or something to automatically delete these disabled accounts after a designated time period has elapsed. Any ideas?

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by markp24 In reply to How to automatically dele ...

Hi

to automate it, set the expiration date to 3 months out. You can use a powershell or vbscript for this.

or
here some utilites I use
joewareutilites - http://www.joeware.net/freetools/
dovestone software "True last logon" - this works good because you can move, enable, disable, report, and delete accounts.http://www.dovestone.com/info/Managing%20Active%20Directory.html?ses=Y3JlPTEzMTI4MzU2NTcmdGNpZD13d3cuZG92ZXN0b25lLmNvbTRlNDA0ODQ5MDFjZmEyLjA1Mjk4MTc3JmZraT05NTUwMDI0OCZ0YXNrPXNlYXJjaCZkb21haW49ZG92ZXN0b25lLmNvbSZzPTYxMTA1MTZiNmI2YmI1MTI2MWJmJmxhbmd1YWdlPWVuJmFfaWQ9Mg==&keyword=Managing%20Active%20Directory&token=TibxqqiKyHwKEwjThNb4xcCqAhWZQdoKHehizS8YASAEMOj_0gE4MEC_4vHBw_j9rOIBUOj_0gFQ9YuvEFDyqKURUNm78hFQ2rvyEVDkltwcUKyY3BxQr_icIVDeoK8paOSW3Bw

not free
netwrix inactive users tracker
www.anixis.com " account ferret"

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by GMcFlyPCGuy In reply to Hi look at these free pro ...

Hey thanks for the tip. I read in my AD book that a powershell or a VB script could accomplish this with ease, however; my company has many levels in the IT department. I would have to request permission from many departments to install powershell or run a script on the servers (Bummer). So instead, I created a query with all the definitions set to what I wanted and it shows me the users I'm looking for. So I'll manually clean it up and put a new procedure in place to check the query monthly to manually delete all the users (like 30 a month I imagine). It's not quite what I wanted but it'll keep my boss happy without loading me down with too much extra work.

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