Object Contains Other Objects – Deleting Computer Objects

When deleting a computer object from AD, you get this error:

Object contains other objects

This is because the computer object contains another object (yes, it’s possible!). To see the object it contains and fix this error:

  1. Open Active Directory Users and Computers
  2. Click View -> Users, Contacts, Groups, and Computers as containers
  3. Now find the computer object in the directory structure (not using the Find option)
  4. Expand the computer object to see the other object contained within
  5. Delete the object within

You should now be able to delete the computer object.

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