PowerShell Tip – How to remove AD OU and all child objects (another OUs, users, groups, computers)?


How to remove Active Directory Organizational Unit with all child objects (another OUs, users, groups, computers)? It is simple. The trick is to use Remove-ADObject -Recursive.

Get-ADOrganizationalUnit -Identity 'OU=ToDelete,DC=ad,DC=fabrikam,DC=com' |
    Set-ADOrganizationalUnit -ProtectedFromAccidentalDeletion:$false -PassThru |
    Remove-ADObject -Recursive -Confirm:$false

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