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Deleting a Container That Has Child Objects

Updated: February 28, 2009

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

This topic explains how to use the Active Directory module for Windows PowerShell to delete a container that has child objects in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).

The following example demonstrates how to delete the container organizational unit (OU) Finance, which has child objects:

Remove-ADObject "OU=Finance,OU=UserAccounts,DC=FABRIKAM,DC=COM" -Recursive

For a full explanation of the parameters that you can pass to Remove-ADObject, at the Active Directory module command prompt, type Get-Help Remove-ADObject –detailed, and then press ENTER.

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