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Posted on 2006-11-27
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I have some users who are now ex-employees. I would like to remove these from the users container, but I don't want to lose them altogether. I would like to set up a new "ex-employees" container and set up new policies for this container (increased security).
Is this possible to do with Active Directory and how is it done?
Many thanks.
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Simply right click on your domain name within active directory users and computers, ie the top silver container.
Select properties
select new
Select organizational unit
call it what ever you want, ie ex employees,
Thats it,
Now just drag and drop your ex employees into this new Organizational unit/container.
Or simply right click each user and select move and select your new organizational unit.

Remember to disable each account after or change the password.
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You could use the same process above to create new Organizational units to move your existing users into a methodical heirachy.
Ie:
Staff
Accounts
Production

Etc etc
helps to keep it nice and tidy which is how most companies organise their ADUC
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Thanks for that.
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As a side issue if you are concerned that say a manager leaves the company and you may loose important emails to their inbox if you delete their acc,
you can still disable their account but right click on their active directory user acc click select properties then
exchange General
then delivery options
then select forward
and have that ex employee managers emails forwarded to say yourself or another managers inbox so you dont loose possible business critical emails to the ex manager in the comming weeks until word gets round that they have left.
You can then undo this or permanently delete this managers acc a few months later after word has reached your outside clients etc that this person has left your employee.

Hope this helps

Roy
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