I am getting an object state error on one of my managed accounts in SharePoint 2010. I'd like to just delete that account and start fresh with a new one.

In Powershell, I run: Remove-SPManagedAccount -Identity "DOMAIN\AccountName". I get the error,

"Operation is not valid due to the current state of the object."

To my knowledge, I have moved all services away from that account. Any thoughts on how I might proceed?

  • try to reset IIS on all servers and also clear the config cache on all server in farm?
    – Waqas Sarwar MVP
    Jul 16, 2014 at 19:50
  • Ah! I didn't try clearing the config cache. I bet that's it. Jul 16, 2014 at 20:13
  • did clear config cache helped?
    – Waqas Sarwar MVP
    Jul 16, 2014 at 21:36
  • No, but I am now quite sure I've got myself into a mess of dependencies. I've gone from "Huh, that's weird" to "Well, time to rebuild the server." It's time to upgrade to 2013, anyway. Jul 16, 2014 at 21:58

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Try the following code! I had a ghost managed account that I removed this way by having the object in a variable:

$account = Get-SPManagedAccount -Identity <ACCOUNT_NAME>
Remoeve-SPManagedAccount -Identity $account
  • This didn't solve my immediate problem, but I've upvoted because it helped me solve an unrelated issue. Thanks! Jul 16, 2014 at 21:09

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