"Soft" delete a user

Background / Value

When deleting a user with "soft delete" all of their access rights remain intact. The account is moved to a "Recycle-OU" and deactivated. This account can no longer be used since the "Recycle-OU" is part of a strictly limited group policy.

How to set the Recycle OU is described in the chapter "AD change configuration".


Step-by-step process

  1. Use the search field to find the desired user.
  2. Right-click on the user, e.g. in the Accounts view.
  3. Select "Soft delete account" from the context menu.


  1. You must enter a comment, for example "ticket number" or "authorized by".
  2. Start the process.