Directory Service Can Perform The Requested Operation Only On A Leaf Object

When trying to delete an object from AD, you get this error:

The directory service can perform the requested operation only on a leaf object

This is because the object you are deleting contains another object, making the object a (sort of) container. This can even be true of computer and user account objects! To confirm this, in AD Users and Computers (dsa.msc), click View -> Users, Contacts, Groups, and Computers as containers. You will then be able to expand the object to see if it has anything inside it.

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