Delete a user account or cross-site group

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Important: When you delete a user account, all personalizations the user has made are deleted as well.

Use Site Administration to delete a user or cross-site group from all site groups

  1. On the Web site you want to manage, click Site Settings .

  2. On the Site Settings page, in the Administration section, click Manage Users .

  3. On the Manage Users page, select the box next to the user or cross-site group you want to delete.

  4. Click Remove Selected Users .

  5. On the confirmation message that appears, click OK to remove the users.

Remove a user from a top-level Web site

  1. On the top-level Web site, click Site Settings .

  2. In the Administration section, click Go to Site Administration .

  3. On the Top-Level Site Administration page, in the Site Collection Administration section, click View site collection user information .

  4. Select the box next to the user you want to remove, and then click Remove Selected Users .

Use SharePoint Central Administration to delete a site user or change site group membership

  1. Click Start , point to All Programs , point to Administrative Tools , and then click SharePoint Central Administration .

  2. On the SharePoint Central Administration page, in the Security section, click Manage Web site users .

  3. On the Manage Web Site Users page, in the Site URL box, type the URL to the site, and then click View .

  4. In the Enter Site User section, in the Account name box, type the user account you want to change or delete, and then click View .

  5. To change site group membership, select the box next to the site group to which you want the user to belong, and then click Update .

  6. To remove the user from all site groups, select the Delete this user account box, and then click Update .

Use the command line to delete a site user

You use the deleteuser operation to remove users from a site. The deleteuser operation takes the url and userlogin parameters. To remove a user, use the following syntax:

stsadm.exe -o deleteuser url http://server_name/site_nameuserlogin domain_name\user_name