Delete the User Account

.NET Framework 3.5

The FindByIdentity overload method on the user principal object locates the user object of the user account which will be deleted. The user account is then deleted by calling the Delete method.

        internal static bool DeleteTheAccount(string user)
        {
            // Creating the PrincipalContext
            PrincipalContext principalContext = null;
            try
            {
                principalContext = new PrincipalContext(ContextType.Domain, "fabrikam", "DC=fabrikam,DC=com");
            }
            catch (Exception e)
            {
                MessageBox.Show("Failed to create PrincipalContext. Exception: " + e);
                Application.Exit();
            }

            //Deleting the user account
            bool bReturn = false;
            UserPrincipal userPrincipal = UserPrincipal.FindByIdentity(principalContext, user);

            if (userPrincipal != null)
            {                                
                try
                {
                    userPrincipal.Delete();
                    bReturn = true;
                }
                catch (Exception e)
                {
                    MessageBox.Show("Exception when deleting the account. " + e);
                }
            }

            return bReturn;
        }  

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