Directory Services

Deleting Users on Member Servers and Windows 2000 Professional

To delete a user from a member server or computer running on Windows 2000 Professional

  1. Bind to the computer using the following rules:
    1. Use an account with sufficient rights to access that computer.
    2. Use the following binding string format using the WinNT provider, computer name, and an extra parameter to instruct ADSI that it is binding to a computer:

      WinNT://sComputerName, computer

      In this example, sComputerName is the name of the computer groups to access.

      In the binding string, the ",computer" parameter instructs ADSI that it is binding to a computer and allows the WinNT: provider parser to skip some ambiguity resolution queries to determine what type of object you are binding to.

    3. Bind to the IADsContainer interface.
  2. Specify "user" as the class using IADsContainer::Delete to delete the user.

    Be aware that you do not need to call IADs::SetInfo to commit the change to the container. The IADsContainer::Delete call commits the deletion of the user directly to the directory.