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Brad's TechTips - Windows

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Windows Active Directory: Change the Default OU for New Users or Computers
 
Run the following command(s) in a command prompt on the Active Directory server to change the default Organizational Unit (OU):
 
For Computers:
     redircmp ou=ComputersOU,dc=mydomain,dc=com
 
For Users:
     redirusr ou=UsersOU,dc=mydomain,dc=com

 
Make certain to replace the italicized code with values appropriate to your Active Directory.  For example, in a SBS 2003 environment, you might use:
 
   redircmp ou=SBSComputers,ou=Computers,ou=MyBusiness,dc=AcmeWidgets,dc=local
 
If any of the OUs contain spaces in the name, then use quotations around the entire distinguished name (DN), as follows:
 

   redircmp "ou=Admin Computers,dc=AcmeWidgets,dc=local"
 
Note: These commands will only function if the OUs actually exist and if the domain
is at least at the Windows Server 2003 functional level.

 

CREDIT:
This code was obtained from an Ask The Experts posting by Jan De Clercq in Windows ITPro Magazine, InstantDocID 101228.