Disabling Multiple AD Users

Abdulrahman 101 Reputation points
2022-09-25T10:41:10.12+00:00

Greetings Microsoft Family,

Is there any way to disable Multiple AD Users located in different OUs using PowerShell?

Thank you.

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  1. Andreas Baumgarten 98,626 Reputation points MVP
    2022-09-25T12:12:58.27+00:00

    Hi @Abdulrahman ,

    yes. But without any details of the users it's hard to help with details.

    There are different options to identify the affected users:

    • If you have a list of the user-names in a file
    • If you have a criteria of the users (for instance same department name)
    • If all users are members of the same AD group

    Basically you need this cmdlet:
    Disable-ADAccount (https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/activedirectory/disable-adaccount?view=windowsserver2022-ps)

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    Andreas Baumgarten

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  1. Scott Dawson 156 Reputation points
    2022-09-29T09:57:20.497+00:00

    As already mentioned, this would work in powershell and it helps to reduce accidents if you specify the entire DN.

    Disable-ADAccount -Identity "CN=Patti Fuller,OU=Finance,OU=UserAccounts,DC=FABRIKAM,DC=COM"
    Disable-ADAccount -Identity "CN=Jack Adams,OU=Finance,OU=UserAccounts,DC=FABRIKAM,DC=COM"
    Disable-ADAccount -Identity "CN=Patti Adams,OU=HR,OU=UserAccounts,DC=FABRIKAM,DC=COM"

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