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Where else could an Active Directory User be if not in the Users folder? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I was playing with some code to create a new user in Active Dirctory and put that user in a specified group.  When I checked the users folder inside the Domain, the new user is NOT listed.  That user is listed under the specific group however stating it is a user in the domain.

    Domain.com\Users = NO

    Domain.com = YES

    Is there a trick to finding this listing so I can delete it?  Even though it doesn't show, it is on my Users report.

    Tuesday, June 21, 2011 9:26 PM

Answers

  • 1. Try to search in AD for the user and if found check the object locations and try to delete or browse  via adsiedit and then delete the object.

    2. Ask the AD team - http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserverDS/threads


    Sukh
    • Proposed as answer by Sukh828 Tuesday, June 21, 2011 10:53 PM
    • Marked as answer by Rowen-Xu Friday, July 1, 2011 7:10 AM
    Tuesday, June 21, 2011 9:30 PM
  • Hi,

    Just try this:If not work please contact post it in AD forum as Sukh mentioned.

    go to AD Users & Computers, right-click on
    your Domain | Find | change the Find drop-down to "Custom Search" (you could
    also change the "IN" drop-down to "Entire Directory" if you have more than 1
    domains) | go to Advanced tab | type
    "(proxyAddresses=smtp:user@domain.com)".

    This will give you the object - of any type (user, group, contact, public
    folders... ) - that has that email address.

    Best Regards!


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
    • Marked as answer by Rowen-Xu Friday, July 1, 2011 7:10 AM
    Wednesday, June 22, 2011 6:33 AM

All replies

  • 1. Try to search in AD for the user and if found check the object locations and try to delete or browse  via adsiedit and then delete the object.

    2. Ask the AD team - http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserverDS/threads


    Sukh
    • Proposed as answer by Sukh828 Tuesday, June 21, 2011 10:53 PM
    • Marked as answer by Rowen-Xu Friday, July 1, 2011 7:10 AM
    Tuesday, June 21, 2011 9:30 PM
  • Hi,

    Just try this:If not work please contact post it in AD forum as Sukh mentioned.

    go to AD Users & Computers, right-click on
    your Domain | Find | change the Find drop-down to "Custom Search" (you could
    also change the "IN" drop-down to "Entire Directory" if you have more than 1
    domains) | go to Advanced tab | type
    "(proxyAddresses=smtp:user@domain.com)".

    This will give you the object - of any type (user, group, contact, public
    folders... ) - that has that email address.

    Best Regards!


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
    • Marked as answer by Rowen-Xu Friday, July 1, 2011 7:10 AM
    Wednesday, June 22, 2011 6:33 AM
  • Rowen - I wanted to thank you - part of the problem was that I was experimenting with code calls and not setting up the email - we run AD on our Exchange Server so until I gave them an email account through code, they wouldn't show on the list.
    Thursday, August 18, 2011 2:45 PM