Cannot delete user, does not exist.

Ian S. Lindsay 1 Reputation point
2021-08-26T13:46:39.177+00:00

I have a user in my demo AD that I cannot delete. I am getting an error that it does not exist. Despise seeing it right there in the AD. Errors attached. Any ideas?
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  1. Limitless Technology 39,416 Reputation points
    2021-08-26T18:10:16.683+00:00

    Hello @Ian S. Lindsay

    I would suggest you to please check this user properties and un tick prevent accident deletion.

    Also , Please try to remove using below powershell command.

    Remove-ADUser MyUser -recursive -Confirm:$false  
    

    If you still can not delete please try to remove from ADSI.

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  2. Ian S. Lindsay 1 Reputation point
    2021-08-26T18:26:06.977+00:00

    Accidental deletion is not checked. Did try to delete with ADSI edit, that was the 2nd error posted. And PS fails too:

    Remove-ADUser : The specified account does not exist
    At line:1 char:1

    • Remove-ADUser -Identity "CN=Fred Schnitzer,OU=Antarctica,OU=Lindsay,O ...
    • ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    • CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (CN=Fred Schnitz...ancorp,DC=local:ADUser) [Remove-ADUser], ADException
    • FullyQualifiedErrorId : ActiveDirectoryServer:1317,Microsoft.ActiveDirectory.Management.Commands.RemoveADUser

    In ADSI edit I did notice that the account does not have a SID.

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