Moving Computers to OUs

I would like to know when I need to apply a policy at OU level for computers A,B,C,D,E,F  then I need to apply a different policy at a different OU for computers A,C. Where I should move the computers A and C to the first OU or the second.

example:

OU First:        PolicyOne
Computers A,B,C,D,E,F


OU Second: PolicyTwo
Computers A,C

ChuckbuchanAsked:
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scampgbCommented:
Hi Chuckbuchan,
You can put OUs within other OUs.  So, what you would do is:

. Root

-- OU First  (apply policy here)
   Computers B,D,E,F

   +--- OU Second (apply policy here)
   Computers A,C

Basically - put the second OU inside the first one.  Apply your main policy to the first OU, and in the Second OU you only need to select those options that differ from the GPO in the first one.
Does that make sense?
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ChuckbuchanAuthor Commented:
I understand , you are talking about child OU?
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ChuckbuchanAuthor Commented:
Well, if I already have different independent OUs with computers in them, do I have to restructure them so that They become OUs--->Child OUs structure, in order to comply with the example I mentioned above?
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scampgbCommented:
Chuckbuchan:
Yup - that's what I'm talking about, I just couldn't think of the word :-)

A computer can only be a member of one OU.  If you want to apply group policies at an OU level, then you'll need to make sure that the computers are a member of the relevant OU.

You could of course develop an entirely seperate Group Policy for the second OU that contains only computers A & C.  Would that work in your environment?
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scampgbCommented:
Glad I could help :-)
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