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A unit of organization in Windows Server that organizes Users, Computers, and Printers.

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How to delete temporary User account in AWS?

I have created a script to create user accounts under AWS Organizations. Now,I am trying to automate deleting temporary user accounts in 30Min? What could be the possible solutions? I can work on ...
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Restricted abilities to Windows OU management

Our organization went through a recent change with security measures and I have a requirement, wondering if it could be implemented. So, our team (let's say Jim, Tim, Johnny, Sonny and Mary) are ...
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Windows Server 2019 - lost all computer from OU? [closed]

I keep computer accounts (Computers) in two separate OU units in Active Directory structure. This morning I had to add some users, and noticed that all machines are missing from their corresponding OU....
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How can we restore deleted Organization Unit or OU in windows server 2012

I deleted one of the Organization Unit from my windows server 2012r2,but now i want to restore it how i can i restore it,is it possible through LDP or something else.
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List AD Users that are part of Group Membership but in specific OU

I am trying to list AD users that are a member of a specific group but i need to search one ou at a time Get-ADGroup 'GroupName' | Get-ADGroupMember
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OU Name with 'slash' in title “suddenly(?)” rejected by Exchange 2013/0365 Hybrid

We recently migrated from Exchange 2007 to 0365 Hybrid with a 2013 server on-prem. I'm reasonably sure I've made changes to users in the 'Web/IT' OU since the migration and not run into this error, ...
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Unable to remove security group from OU advance permission due to inheritance + Active directory 2012

I am trying to remove one of the security group which has inherit permission on one of my OU in Active Directory. When i click on remove i get the message " You cant remove xxx group (Domian\xxxgroup) ...
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Can any user inside a organization remove a project?

Recently, I have created a project to apply full permissions on a such google account from my organization. I realized that any account could enter and destroy any project. I don't know if this is an ...
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Microsoft SQL Server users from OU/SG

MSSQL has its own user authentication apart from the operating system or Active Directory user authentication but can I apply database permissions to organisational units or security groups or somehow ...
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Move email addresses to company domain

My current setup is Exchange 2010 and I have 4 different organisational units setup. We have a number of users spread across these organisational units. We would like to now move to a single domain/...
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How to delegate permission to Mark OU Object as “Protected from Accidental Deletion”

I have created a new OU and delegated its permissions to multiple personnel; unfortunately, when they create a new OU underneath the previous one, the checkbox of "Protect from Accidental Deletion" is ...
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Can I put Security Groups into OU

Can I put a Security Group inside an OU? If I put specific users into an OU, the GPOs applied to the OU works fine. If I put a Security Group (that contains the users) into the OU, the GPOs don't ...
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Powershell reporting wrong info for Protected OU

Get-ADOrganizationalUnit -filter * -Properties ProtectedFromAccidentalDeletion | where {$_.ProtectedFromAccidentalDeletion -eq $false} | ft DistinguishedName,ProtectedFromAccidentalDeletion Shows "...
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(GPO) Set AD-User as local admin on all PCs in specific OU

In my AD I have these two OU's: OU PC and OU User. There are a few users in the OU "Users" and several machines in the OU "PC". I now need to write a GPO for one of these users which will ...
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Can I safely change the OU for an AD DC? What about for a Shared Exchange Mailbox?

Running Windows Server 2012 R2 Active Directory Domain with Exchange Server 2013 CU13 I initially set up my Domain with a very basic structure, and just used the built-in default Users and Computers ...
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GPO: Different GPOs for different users on different PCs

I would like to ask you, how to achieve having different GPO's for different user OUs on different PCs. I'm still a bit new to this. It's running Windows Server 2012 R2. To understand our OU ...
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how to undo a GPO (Administrative Templates and Scheduled Tasks)

Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 10 Pro clients. Sooooo... I was experimenting with OUs early in my AD and I accidentally applied a GPO to my entire domain which shouldn't have been. I now need ...
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in AD, explain to me the benefits of putting users into OUs

Up until now I have just left all the users and computers in my domain in the domain root. I've been considering how I might better organize my AD, but I don't see the advantage of using OUs yet. ...
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Windows server. The difference between organisation units and groups? (Active directory)

So they are both objects that you use to organise other objects. You can add users, groups and computers to both of them. What is the difference between them? What is the best way to divide users and ...
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How To Enforce OU Policy Of Domain Policy?

I have a domain with 4 OUs in it. The domain level Policy sets security policy for the whole domain. In 2 of the lower OUs I want to overwrite some of the security settings with different settings ...
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How to Add a Computer or User to an OU in Group Policy Management Console (GPMC.msc)

On my Windows 2008R2 domain controller, I am trying to add computer objects into an organization unit (OU) in GPMC - so that I could apply a group policy objects (GPO) to that OU. In GMPC I have ...
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GPO WMI filter not excluding computers

I have a GPO modifying user and computer configuration. On this GPO a WMI filter based on the hostname exclude some of the computers. select Name from Win32_ComputerSystem where (Name <> "comp1-...
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Is it possible for a child domain and a OU in the parent domain to share the same name?

I'm adding this Q/A because I just stumbled upon this limitation today, and I was not able to find any documentation about it; there is an old KB article about this issue, but it's currently not ...
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Error Creating OU: Name is Already In Use

I have an OU structure for computers that looks like this: Workstations |-- Building | |-- Floor, Department, or Approximate Location ... I want to create a child OU called "3 North" in ...
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Restrict Group Membership for users not from particular OU

I need to configure two type of users that can administer AD users and security groups: Type 1 - Can only create users within particular OU. Type 2 - Can only change group membership of users created ...
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OU Search base in LDAP AD integration using CUCM

If i dont define an OU when creating user search bases in LDAP will it use the whole domain instead of a specific OU?
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Syncronise only one container between Active Directory

I have a Microsoft Exchange server off-site and a file server on-site (with their own separate AD environment). I want to synchronise AD so that new users and password changes are reflected on both ...
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Blocking a website using GPO or Firewall in windows server 2012

Using windows server 2012, How to block any specific website on all browser using group policy?
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How can I correct my foreach loop in powershell for every Active Directory OU user?

Goal: Create a for or foreach loop to execute some code (in this case, just print x) for every user in an OU. Im using powershell 2.0, with ActiveDirectory module. So far: This is what I have (see ...
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Change AD users attributes via Power Shell script

In the domain I'm working we created an attribute "regulationMatrix" . When I try a powershell command like get-aduser USER -properties * that specific attribute shows up only if it has a value set ...
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Find out if password expired or when it expires for user in a specific OU

Is there any powershell command that outputs the users that have their passwords expired from a specific organizational unit (OU). If so can it be combined in a script with another command that ...
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Authorization using LDAP OU or Groups

In the below image I have drawn two schema structures for LDAP(Active Directory) I would like to know which one is correct. In my organisation they are using Structure 1 design for PC login and ...
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infrastructureUpdate type OU called Infrastructure in Active Directory

A new OU called infrastructure with the type infrastructureUpdate has appeared in my Active Directory. It has just appeared. I have been going through the setup recently and the last major thing I ...
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How to find potential AD-groupname and OU-structure dependencies of eco-systems?

Currently we are in the process of redesigning our AD infrastructure. I am pretty concerned about the possible impact a change of several group- or OU-names might have to our eco-systems (like IAM ...
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Apply group policy to specific users (in an OU) on specific computers (not in an OU)

This has been bugging me for a while. Here's the setup: We have ~20 Win2k8r2 servers. They are separated into various OUs that I can't change. I have created a security group "DevHostsSG" that ...
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Target object for this command has incorrect format

I'm doing some 70-410 training and this script that I'm trying to run that I made keeps on failing due to an error that I receive that I stated in the topic. doesanyone see anything wrong in this: ...
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Using DSCONFIGAD to bind computer objects to a specific OU using a FQ LDAP DN

The DSCONFIGAD utility for OS X has a -OU parameter that allows one to generate and bind computer objects to a specified -OU via a FQ LDAP DN argument. This is taken directly from Apple's DSCONFIGAD ...
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WSUS: organize computers

in my 2012R2 domain I need to organize efficiently clients and servers in WSUS. Who setup the domain created one group for each location, and each one is divided into operating systems: Location 1 ---...
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How to make Group Policy to the same User Group at different Computer Groups? (VDI)

I made two Organizational Unit in my domain Thin Clients (there are the physical computer objects) Virtual Clients (there are the virtual computer objects) And I have the default Users (there are ...
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How can I create Organizational Units recursively on Powershell?

I'm writing a Powershell script to populate all the company users to a Active Directory from a CSV file. The script uses the Powershell command New-ADUser and it should know, for every user, where is ...
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PowerShell - finding users who are Inactive AND not disabled

I wrote this cmdlet: Search-ADAccount -filter {(enabled -eq $true)} -Users Only -SearchBase "ou=FirstOU,dc=domain,dc=com" -AccountInactive -TimeSpan 30 But it outputs an error: Search-ADAccount : A ...
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PowerShell - Finding all of users' group memberships and kicking it out of them

as title says, I have to find all the groups that the user is a member of, and deleting its membership from all of them. I've tried this: get-adgroup -filter * | where {(Get-ADGroupMember $_ | ...
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PowerShell - Limit the search to only one OU

Ive got this cmdlet and I'd like to limit the results to only one OU: Get-ADUser -Filter {(Enabled -eq $false)} | ? { ($_.distinguishedname -notlike '*Disabled Users*') } Now Ive tried to use -...
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PowerShell script that should find disabled users that are not in a specific OU outputs users from that OU as well

Hey I've got this cmdlet here: Get-ADUser -filter {(distinguishedName -notlike "Disabled Users") -and (enabled -eq $false)} -searchBase "ou=FirstOU,dc=domain,dc=com" I've built it to find disabled ...
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Powershell - check if all users in a specific OU are disabled, disable if not

I tried to search for it but I didn't find anything. Could someone help me out with an example of a script that would do this?
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Mapped Drive by OU

I want to implement a mapped drive which is hidden/exposed based on the OU of the user. I have a working version of this in one environment (Windows 2008R2; created by someone else), and I am trying ...
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Structuring an OU to properly model an Organizational Hierarchy

I'm experimenting with using OUs in my network's Active Directory and group policy. However, I'm having a little trouble figuring out the right way to structure my OUs so that I can have individual ...
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Applying a group policy at the domain level and scoping vs. applying at the OU level

The way I see it, if I have a GPO and want to apply it, 2 options I have are: Linking the GPO to the domain and then scoping to security groups and maybe users Linking the GPO to an OU that contains ...
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Powershell - query non-standard group members in an OU?

I am looking to create a script which will only show users in an OU who are members of "non-standard" groups. For example, all users in the "Accounting" OU will be members of at least one group with "...
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Complex Group Policy Inheritance

I'm currently trying to design the OU and Group design for a new AD deployment. Firstly, taxonomy is hard. As a first guess attempt, we're trying to keep all User objects together in OU=Users, and ...