Unknown accounts in Active Directory properties

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I have some unknown accounts in my Active Directory. When I right click and go to properties in the root of my domain, I see some accounts that show up as "Unknown Accounts". My question is: Can I remove these accounts? What happens if I remove these accounts? Below is a screenshot to better visualize my question.Captura de tela 2024-03-05 174021.png


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@EME_IT the most common cause is that these accounts were once valid user accounts but have since been deleted. When a user account is removed, its sid remains in the system, my understanding is they are safe to remove..

@Rupo_Zhang Exactly. I removed them all yesterday. As these were AD properties, I decided to ask for a second opinion here. Thanks!