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OU for Contractor Users is "locked out". How do I undo?

Posted on 2011-02-24
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I come into work today and none of the contractors can log in. They get an error their account is locked. So i go into AD users and look at the users and the accounts are NOT locked. However what's strange is I can't modify any of these users. Everything is greyed out and if I even try to reset Password I am told "access is denied". I can't even move the users to a different OU.

Currently we have Top OU-Employee, under that we have OU-Contractor, OU-Baseline, OU- NetworkAdmin, OU-Visitors.  The only OU that seems to have it's contents affected is the Contractors.  I can't do ANYTHING in the OU, not even create something new or move or copy.

I compared the OU's "Security" and they all look identical.

Ideas on how to give me back access?  yes I am my domainAdmin account.
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Question by:MushroomStamp
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by:rawinnlnx9
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I would copy that OU into a temp_OU. Then I would delete it or rename it. Then create the OU again and repopulate it. See if that helps.
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by:MushroomStamp
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There is no way to copy the OU or move it or its contents. Not that I can find anyway.  I could recreate the users in another OU, but I really need to understand this problem beause I have no idea how it happened or how to correct if it happens again. What happens if it happened to the main employee folder. Recreating each user isn't the answer.

I'm hoping there has to be some command line way of reseting rights back.
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Not sure what the answer is, but I have solved the issue.
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by:MushroomStamp
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Not sure why this started working.. I had tried many things. But it works now.
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