Deleting Computers

EmpowerID allows you to manage the computer objects in your connected directories. This topic demonstrates how to delete computer accounts and is divided into the following activities:

The EmpowerID workflow used to delete computer accounts is the DeleteComputerBulk workflow. To run the workflow, users need to have the Initiator Access Level for it.

To delete computers

  1. From the Navigation Sidebar of the EmpowerID Web interface, navigate to the Computer management page by expanding Resources and clicking Computers.
  2. From the Computer management Page, search for the computer you want to delete, click the record for that computer to select it and then click the Delete Computers action link.
  3. Click Yes to confirm you want to delete the computer.
  4. Click OK to close the Operation Execution Summary.

To verify the deletion

  1. On a server with the Active Directory PowerShell Module, run the below PowerShell cmdlet. The cmdlet returns all deleted computers.

  2. Get-ADObject -Filter { ObjectClass -eq "computer" -AND IsDeleted -eq $True} -IncludeDeletedObjects -Properties IsDeleted,LastKnownParent,DistinguishedName

    You should see a record for the deleted computer.