I need to delete a user from the PowerShell terminal and I don’t know how to do it.
Well, fear no more, let’s have a quick read on Remove-LocalUser on how to do this.
The command to delete the user is
Remove-LocalUser [-InputObject] <LocalUser> [-WhatIf] [-Confirm] [<CommonParameters>] Remove-LocalUser [-Name] <String> [-WhatIf] [-Confirm] [<CommonParameters>] Remove-LocalUser [-SID] <SecurityIdentifier> [-WhatIf] [-Confirm] [<CommonParameters>]
Here is an example of deleting a local user called
PS C:\> Remove-LocalUser -Name "simba"
That’s it. Note that the above command only remove the user account leaving the user’s profile in
C:\Users\simba. To remove the user profile, it’s quite more complicated. I’ll leave it for another day. Here is a reference to how to delete the user profile using PowerShell: Use PowerShell delete a user profile (step-by-step guide).