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Learn to create an OU on Windows Server 2012

Learn to create an OU on Windows Server 2012

An Organizational Unit (OU) is basically a container object. Created within a Microsoft Active Directory domain on a server, an OU is used for holding different objects such as users, groups, and even computers. Managing your database of different objects after you learn how to create an OU on Windows server is pretty easy. Also, you get the benefit of applying a specific restricted policy for a given OU. Your job to support your systems becomes much easier with the use of OUs.

A server administrator can, for example, assign account permission settings to a particular user or Group Policy settings to a group.

[Read: How to Add a User and Group in Windows Server OS]

Here’s a step by step guide on how to create Organizational Unit (OU):

  • Open the Server Manager. (See the screenshot below)

Server screen OU



  • Select “Active Directory User and Computers” under Tools option. (See the screenshot below)

Server Screen OU

  • Right click on “Domain” and in a menu that opens up next, select “New,” followed by the “Organizational Unit” option for creating an OU. (see screenshot below)

server screen ou

  • Enter the desired name for an Organizational Unit you want to create. (See the screenshot below)

server screen ou

  • Click  on the “OK” button.
  • There you go! You’ve successfully created an Organizational Unit. (see screenshot below)

Server screen OU

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