I can to add a user in a Root-OU with dsadd command-line.But,I can't to add to in a Sub-OU. How can I add a user to a Sub-OU with dsadd command-line?

Here is my command-line.

dsadd user "cn=XXXX,ou=TEST,dc=mycompany,dc=com"  -upn XXXX@mycompany.com -fn XXXX -ln     YYYY 
-display XXXXYYYY -pwd 1234567 -desc "IT PERSONAL"  -mustchpwd yes 

Thanks in advance.

  • what error are you getting?
    – Jordan W.
    Feb 15, 2011 at 18:15
  • I'm not getting an error.
    – Cell-o
    Feb 15, 2011 at 18:33
  • Any Suggestions?
    – Cell-o
    Feb 19, 2011 at 17:52
  • What are the results of running the command you have above? Does it create the user in the root or in the test ou?
    – uSlackr
    Jun 17, 2011 at 16:31

2 Answers 2


Perhaps experiment with the PowerShell option, New-ADUser

New-ADUser GlenJohn -Type iNetOrgPerson -Path "DC=AppNC" -server lds.Fabrikam.com


New-ADUser GlenJohn -OtherAttributes @{title="director";mail="glenjohn@fabrikam.com"}

it has a -Path parameter which allows you to set the parent OU like so:

 -Path "ou=mfg,dc=noam,dc=corp,dc=contoso,dc=com"
  • First of all,thanks so much.But,How can I do with dsadd command-line?
    – Cell-o
    Feb 15, 2011 at 17:36

Another nice tool using PowerShell is the Quest AD commandlets here. It lets you set the OU using -ParentContainer and has tons of other functionality as well.

new-qaduser -ParentContainer "ou=sales,dc=contoso,dc=com" -UserPrincipalName jimjim@contoso.com -FirstName Jim -LastName Jim

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