How can I find all the checked out objects by a disconnected user. I cannot set up a search for this because the disconnected user has been deleted and cannot be used in the search criteria.
First mistake - NEVER delete a user from Windchill. Rename their account and change the password, removing them from all groups.
Read through these threads:
Or just search the Community for Deleted User.
Technically a disconnected user has not been deleted, at least not from Windchill itself. Deleting a user from Windchill does not remove their name from the database. You can still search for objects created/modified by them, even after their account has been deleted.
Disconnected users are treated differently (as you can see). Since Windchill can't find a matching LDAP account, it refuses to list the disconnected users in participant administration or as search criteria. You could either reconnect them to a valid LDAP account or you could use query builder to report on their checked out objects.
Take a look at these for more information on querying for checked out objects by user:
All Checked Out CAD Docs with Workspace and User (Mike Lockwood)
Correct Tom. These users are not deleted from Windchill. They have a '(deleted)' appended to the username. Thanks for the clarification and the links.
If the name says (deleted) after it, then they definitely have been deleted from Windchill (though not totally from the database). Disconnected users will not show this suffix. (They won't show up at all.) Users who have been deleted this way may still have checked out objects, but normally as part of the deletion process their personal cabinet will be removed and all checked out work will be cancelled.
Just to make sure everyone is 100% clear, here are the differences between these two states: