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Remove-AdmOrganizationalUnit

Removes an Active Directory Organizational Unit.

Description

The Remove-AdmOrganizationalUnit cmdlet removes an Active Directory Organizational Unit.

The Identity parameter specifies the Organizational Unit to remove. You can identify an OU by its distinguished name (DN) or GUID. You can also set the parameter to an Organizational Unit object variable, such as $<localOrganizationUnitObject> or you can pass an object through the pipeline to the Identity parameter. For example, you can use the Get-AdmOrganizationalUnit cmdlet to retrieve the object and then pass the object through the pipeline to the Remove-AdmOrganizationalUnit cmdlet.

If the object you specify to remove has child objects, you must specify the Recursive parameter.

Examples

Example 1: Remove Organizational Unit and its children

Remove-AdmOrganizationalUnit -Identity "OU=Accounting,DC=FABRIKAM,DC=COM" -Recursive

Are you sure you want to remove the item and all its children?
Performing recursive remove on Target: 'OU=Accounting,DC=FABRIKAM,DC=COM'.
[Y] Yes  [A] Yes to All  [N] No  [L] No to All  [S] Suspend  [?] Help (default is "Y"):

This command deletes the container with distinguished name OU=Finance,OU=UserAccounts,DC=FABRIKAM,DC=COM. All the children of the container, including the ones that are protected from accidental deletion, are also deleted. If the OU is protected from accidental deletion, no objects will be deleted.

Example 2: Remove on Organizational Unit by its GUID

Remove-AdmOrganizationalUnit -Identity "1b228aa5-2c14-48b8-ad8a-2685dc22e055" -confirm:$false

This command deletes the Organizational Unit with GUID 1b228aa5-2c14-48b8-ad8a-2685dc22e055 without prompting for confirmation.

Example 3: Remove a specific Organizational Unit

Remove-AdmOrganizationalUnit -Identity "OU=Accounting,DC=FABRIKAM,DC=COM"

Are you sure you want to remove the item and all its children?
Performing recursive remove on Target: 'OU=Accounting,DC=FABRIKAM,DC=COM'.
[Y] Yes  [A] Yes to All  [N] No  [L] No to All  [S] Suspend  [?] Help (default is "Y"):

This command deletes the container with distinguished name OU=Accounting,DC=FABRIKAM,DC=COM.

Parameters

-AdaxesService

Specifies the DNS name of an Adaxes service that will be used to execute this cmdlet. If this parameter is not specified, and the cmdlet is running from an Adaxes Active Directory provider drive, the value for this parameter can be determined from the current path. For example, if the current path is Adaxes:/example.com, the Adaxes service on example.com will be used. If the parameter is not specified and the service DNS name can’t be determined from the current path, the cmdlet will access Active Directory directly.

  • Type:
  • String

  • Position:

  • Named

  • Required:

  • False

  • Default Value:

  • None

  • Accept pipeline input:

  • False

  • Accept wildcard characters:

  • False

-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before executing the command.

  • Type:
  • SwitchParameter

  • Position:

  • Named

  • Required:

  • False

  • Default Value:

  • False

  • Accept pipeline input:

  • False

  • Accept wildcard characters:

  • False

-Credential

Specifies the user account credentials to use to perform this task. The default credentials are the credentials of the currently logged on user unless the cmdlet is run from an Adaxes Active Directory PowerShell provider drive. If the cmdlet is run from such a provider drive, the account associated with the drive is the default one.

To specify this parameter, you can type a user name, such as “User1” or “Domain01\User01” or you can specify a PSCredential object. If you specify a user name for this parameter, the cmdlet prompts for a password.

You can also create a PSCredential object by using a script or by using the Get-Credential cmdlet. You can then set the Credential parameter to the PSCredential object.

If the acting credentials do not have permission to perform the task, Adaxes Active Directory PowerShell returns a terminating error.

  • Type:
  • PSCredential

  • Position:

  • Named

  • Required:

  • False

  • Default Value:

  • None

  • Accept pipeline input:

  • False

  • Accept wildcard characters:

  • False

-Identity

Specifies an Active Directory Organizational Unit object by providing one of the following property values. The identifier in parentheses is the LDAP Display Name of the attribute.

Possible values for this parameter are:

  • Distinguished name (distinguishedName)
  • GUID (objectGUID)

The cmdlet searches the default naming context or partition to find the object. If two or more objects are found, the cmdlet returns a non-terminating error.

This parameter can also get this object through the pipeline or you can set this parameter to an object instance.

  • Type:
  • ADOrganizationalUnit

  • Position:

  • 1

  • Required:

  • True

  • Default Value:

  • None

  • Accept pipeline input:

  • True (ByValue)

  • Accept wildcard characters:

  • False

-Partition

Specifies the distinguished name of an Active Directory partition. The distinguished name must be one of the naming contexts on the current directory server. The cmdlet searches this partition to find the object defined by the Identity parameter.

In many cases, a default value will be used for the Partition parameter if no value is specified. The rules for determining the default value are given below. Note that rules listed first are evaluated first, and once a default value can be determined, no further rules will be evaluated.

  • If the Identity parameter is set to a distinguished name, the default value of Partition is automatically generated from this distinguished name.
  • If running cmdlets from an Adaxes Active Directory provider drive, the default value of Partition is automatically generated from the current path in the drive.
  • If none of the previous cases apply, the default value of Partition will be set to the default partition or naming context of the target domain.
  • Type:
  • String

  • Position:

  • Named

  • Required:

  • False

  • Default Value:

  • None

  • Accept pipeline input:

  • False

  • Accept wildcard characters:

  • False

-Recursive

Indicates that this cmdlet removes the Organizational Unit and all its children. You must specify this parameter to remove an OU that is not empty.

Note: Specifying this parameter will remove all child objects in the OU even if there are objects protected from accidental deletion.

  • Type:
  • SwitchParameter

  • Position:

  • Named

  • Required:

  • False

  • Default Value:

  • None

  • Accept pipeline input:

  • False

  • Accept wildcard characters:

  • False

-Server

Specifies the Active Directory Domain Services instance to connect to, by providing one of the following values for a corresponding domain name or directory server. Specify the AD DS instance in one of the following ways:

Domain name values:

  • Fully qualified domain name
  • NetBIOS name

Directory server values:

  • Fully qualified directory server name
  • NetBIOS name
  • Fully qualified directory server name and port

The default value for the Server parameter is determined by one of the following methods in the order that they are listed:

  • By using Server value from objects passed through the pipeline.
  • By using the server information associated with the Adaxes Active Directory PowerShell provider drive, when running under that drive.
  • By using the domain of the computer running PowerShell.
  • Type:
  • String

  • Position:

  • Named

  • Required:

  • False

  • Default Value:

  • None

  • Accept pipeline input:

  • False

  • Accept wildcard characters:

  • False

-WhatIf

Shows what would happen if the cmdlet runs. The cmdlet is not run.

  • Type:
  • SwitchParameter

  • Position:

  • Named

  • Required:

  • False

  • Default Value:

  • None

  • Accept pipeline input:

  • False

  • Accept wildcard characters:

  • False

Inputs

Softerra.Adaxes.PowerShellModule.Directory.ADOrganizationalUnit

An Organizational Unit object is received by the Identity parameter.

Outputs

None

See also