How can I remove a user from Active Directory (AD) from the command line without using a script?

A. Windows Server 2003's Dsrm command lets you remove objects from AD. The command syntax is

dsrm <distinguished name (DN) of object to delete>

For example, to delete a user named piggy, you'd type

C:\>dsrm CN=piggy,CN=Users,DC=it,DC=uk,DC=savilltech,DC=com

The computer will ask you to confirm the deletion:

Are you sure you wish to delete CN=piggy,CN=Users,DC=it,DC=uk,DC=savilltech,DC=com (Y/N)? y

If you answer "y", the computer will return the following response:

dsrm succeeded:CN=piggy,CN=Users,DC=it,DC=uk,DC=savilltech,DC=com

To avoid being prompted to confirm the deletion, you can append "-noprompt" (without the quotes) to the end of the command string.

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