Active Directory: Moving an OU within an OU

Posted on 2006-06-28
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Last Modified: 2010-03-06
I am trying to clean up a messy Active Directory structure currently in use.  I would like to know if what the impact would be on the network and active directory if I did the following.

Under the domain in AD I have an OU called Domain Users, and under that I have another OU called Users.  Within the Users OU are departmentalized OUs.  I would like to move the department OU's from Domain Users\Users\Department to Domain Users\Department.

     Domain Users
                               Department A
                               Department B
What I want to do:
    Domain Users
         Department A
         Department B

Will there be any negative impact to the users, active directory or the network in general?
Question by:bouncethebox
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There would not be any impact. The users would not even come to know of it because the users are still in AD and only the location is being changed.
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You should check if any GPO's are linked to the Users OU first. Apart from that you should see no issues.

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Amitspeedstar earned 2000 total points
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Nothing would happen to users , only thing u need to check is the group policies before u move the OUs . Otherwise everything should be normal . Do remember to follow the hierarchy in which the group is applied ( L S D OU) if u find any group polocies in the OU u want to move .


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