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Deleted user accounts

User accounts get deleted – sometimes on purpose and sometimes its more of a…  oops

You can find accounts that have been deleted like this

Get-ADObject -Filter {isDeleted -eq $true -and name -ne "Deleted Objects" } -IncludeDeletedObjects |             
Format-List Name, Distinguishedname             
Get-QADUser -Tombstone -SizeLimit 3000 |            
Format-Table Name, DN -AutoSize            
$data = @()            
[ADSISEARCHER]$search = "(&(isDeleted=TRUE)(objectclass=user))"            
$search.tombstone = $true            
$results = $search.Findall()            
foreach ($result in $results){            
   $data += $result.Properties |             
    select @{N="Name"; E={$}}, @{N="DistinguishedName"; E={$_.distinguishedname}}            
$data | Format-List

The provider doesn’t seem to supply this functionality – I can’t find a way to tell it to include deleted items. The cmdlets have parameters for this and the script allows us to use $search.tombstone = $true

We can then display the Name and Distinguishedname which look like this

Name              : LASTNAME,Firstname


DistinguishedName : CN=LASTNAME\,FirstnameADEL:02f81cc2-0cea-418b-8bb7-2b15f33a69c2,CN=Deleted Obj



Now we know whats been deleted what can we do with it

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