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Create a new organizational unit

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To create a new organizational unit

Using the Windows interface

  1. Open Active Directory Users and Computers.

  2. In the console tree, right-click the folder in which you want to add an organizational unit.

    Where?

    • Active Directory Users and Computers/domain node/folder

  3. Point to New, and then click Organizational Unit.

  4. Type the name of the organizational unit.

Notes

  • To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Domain Admins group or the Enterprise Admins group in Active Directory, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority. As a security best practice, consider using Run as to perform this procedure. For more information, see Default local groups, Default groups, and Using Run as.

  • To open Active Directory Users and Computers, click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Active Directory Users and Computers.

  • To add an organizational unit, you can also click the domain node or folder in which you want to add the organizational unit, and then click

    Create an organizational unit in current container on the toolbar.

Using a command line

  1. Open Command Prompt.

  2. Type:

    dsadd ouOrganizationalUnitDN

 

Value Description

OrganizationalUnitDN

Specifies the distinguished name of the organizational unit to be added.

Notes

  • To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Domain Admins group or the Enterprise Admins group in Active Directory, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority. As a security best practice, consider using Run as to perform this procedure. For more information, see Default local groups, Default groups, and Using Run as.

  • To open a command prompt, click Start, point to All programs, point to Accessories, and then click Command prompt.

  • To view the complete syntax for this command, at a command prompt, type:

    dsadd ou /?

  • To modify the properties of an organizational unit, use the dsmod ou command.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

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