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Create a New Organizational Unit

Updated: February 17, 2009

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012

Membership in Account Operators , Domain Admins , or Enterprise Admins , or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete this procedure. Review details about using the appropriate accounts and group memberships at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=83477.

To create a new organizational unit using Active Directory Administrative Center

  1. To open Active Directory Administrative Center, click Start , click Administrative Tools , and then click Active Directory Administrative Center .

    To open Active Directory Users and Computers in Windows Server® 2012, click Start , type dsac.exe .

  2. In the navigation pane, right-click the node in which you want to add an organizational unit (OU), click New , and then click Organizational Unit .

  3. In Create Organizational Unit , under Organizational Unit ,

    • In Name , type the name of the new OU.

    • In Address , Country/Region , and Description , type the appropriate information.

    • To protect the OU from accidental deletion, select the Protect from accidental deletion check box.

    • To create the OU in a different node, click Change , and then use column explorer to navigate to and select another location for the OU.

  4. In Create Organizational Unit , modify the appropriate values under Managed By , and then click OK .

Additional considerations

  • You can also perform the task in this procedure by using the Active Directory module for Windows PowerShell. To open the Active Directory module, click Start , click Administrative Tools , and then click Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell . For more information, see Create a New Organizational Unit (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=141997).

    To open Active Directory Users and Computers in Windows Server® 2012, click Start , type dsac.exe .

    For more information about Windows PowerShell, see Windows PowerShell (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=102372).

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