How to Create OU in Active Directory – Windows Server 2012 R2

How to Create OU in Active Directory – Windows Server 2012 R2

In this post, we’ll learn the steps to create OU in Active Directory. OU (Organizational Unit) is a type of container that you can create in Domain Controller. It can be used to store Users, Computers, Groups and OUs. Organizational Unit can also be used as per your Organizational structure or as per your Organization’s geographical structure.

Organizational Unit can also be used to delegate permissions. Let us take an example, that Helpdesk in your Organization is responsible for password reset, create new user, reset user password, add computer in domain, etc. In that case you can delegate permissions to Helpdesk team so that can perform all the above mentioned tasks without contacting you or senior colleagues.

Creating  Organizational Unit (OU) in Active Directory

1. To create OU in Active Directory, we need to open “Active Directory Users and Computers”. Click on Start button and click administrative tools or you can use “dsa.msc” command in Run.

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