Having some trouble with an existing sharepoint 2010 user. I've reached the point where I just want to delete the user, however this is also failing.
Within powershell, I can successfully "get" the user:
$user = Get-SPUser -Web <sharepoint_url> -Identity "domain\user" $user ...displays UserLogin, DisplayName...
However, if I try to remove them:
remove-spuser -Web <sharepoint_url> "domain\user" Confirm Are you sure you want to perform this action? Performing operation "Remove-SPUser" on Target "domain\user". [Y] Yes [A] Yes to All [N] No [L] No to All [S] Suspend [?] Help (default is "Y"): Remove-SPUser: Item does not exist. The page you selected contains an item that does not exist. It may have been deleted by another user.
Does anyone have any suggestions for how I can remove this user? Any help appreciated.
Reason for trying to delete the user
If the user is selected in the People Picker, the user is always ignored. eg. if I select this user and 4 others for a People column in a List, the other 4 users will be added but this user is just skipped. I'm not a sharepoint expert (clearly), but another SharePoint administrator has looked at the issue for several days and has no idea what the problem is, so I decided perhaps simply deleting the user and trying to create them again may fix the issue.