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Renaming an OU in Windows 2008 AD

I have a Primary OU with a user OU with 10 users and a workstation OU with 10 pc's below it. The Primary OU has a GPO applied. If I rename the Primary OU to another name
what will I break?
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lanman777
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mnation1Commented:
It shouldn't break anything.  As long as you make sure the same group policy is applied to it after the name change.  What you call the OU won't matter, but which policy you have linked to it does.

-mitch
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TAWpowerCommented:
It will not break anything except your documentation of the OU. The policies will change when the name is changed and all users/objects will automatically adopt the new name.

Hope this helps...
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thomasd04Commented:
Mitch is right, it won't break anything in AD by renaming the OU container. It could break other things that may be dependent on the OU; for example it would break a script that checked for OU membership of a user or computer object to perform a certain action.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
The general exception is if your using SBS - Renaming OUs is very dangerous in SBS but on non SBS systems it's normally inconsequential
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chukuCommented:
GPO will not break if OU is renamed
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