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how to add existing users to the new OU?

Posted on 2006-06-27
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Hi all !

I have number of users created in the default Users container (Active Directory Users and Computers). Now I've created the logical structure of OU's that reflects our organisation. I need to move existing users to the new OU's but I don't know how... When I right-click the OU and click "Add Members to the Group" it showes only security groups, not users. When I try to add the security group it says "Object name_of_the_OU is a container. Do you want to add all users and contacts contained in this object to the selected group?". I don't understand this... Then I click "Yes to All" and it says "name_of_the_OU contains no users or contact objects. No object from the name_of_the_OU will be added"

What am I doing wrong?

Should I create all the user accounts from the scratch in the OU's?

Any help would be appriciated

Thanx
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Question by:vmandic
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Right click on the user and then click Move...
Select the OU you want them in & click Ok.

That should be it.
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by:mteske
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you can select multiple users and either drag to the OU...(be carefule) or as the previous post stated, click move, then it will give you your AD structure from which you can move to the desired OU.  Moving forward, creating new users, all you do is right click on the OU and select New->User.

What you are trying to do now is add them to a group, which is entirely different than an OU.  Think of groups as a member of a club...with a card to get in...you do not physically get put into the club, but you are a member of it...like a video store or YMCA....

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