Hide disabled user accounts in AD folder permissions

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Active Directory Users and Computers
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I want to hide disabled users from the Advanced search option when adding security permissions. I have several disabled user accounts that I don’t want to delete, but don’t particularly want to see every time I change permissions on something. Also I don’t want to hide them in the “Active Directory Users and Computers” tool or from the administrator. In here I have already moved them into another container.
ASKED: May 18, 2009  10:41 PM
UPDATED: May 20, 2009  5:21 PM

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One solution is to place the disabled user accounts in another OU. Then when you search your user OU, they would not appear in the list.

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Okay. Thanks. Thought I’d ask and see if I was missing something.

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  • Davant
    I've actually already done this. Unfortunately since these disabled accounts are still considered users in my domain they still show up in a folders permissions list. Since it makes all users in the domain available to you. I know I could always create a second domain and mover the users to there. But that seems like a lot of overkill for something that should be much simpler.
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  • PCJunkie
    Windows 2000 AD I believe gave you an option to do this however I believe they did away with it once they designed the Exchange AD User manager. Now it appears you can only hide the mailbox from the Address list in Outlook.
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