Since Microsoft Server 2008 R2, deleting home folders that are created automatically via Active Directory isn’t as easy as just right-clicking the folder and selecting delete.
In order to delete old home folders that are no longer needed, you have to take ownership of the folder and it’s subfolders first.
Here is a quick video on how it’s done:
Delete Active Directory Created Home Folders
Follow these steps
- Log in as a Domain Administrator.
- Right-click the home folder you want to delete and select Properties.
- Select the Security tab.
- Select Advanced.
- Select the Owner tab, then select Edit.
- Click on the name of the person you want to give ownership to.
- Click to put a check in the box for: Replace owner on subcontainers and objects.
- OK all the way back out of all of the dialog windows.
- Right-click the folder and select Delete.