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Can't delete an OU in AC Users and Computers

Posted on 2012-04-01
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Hi experts,

Please bear with me as this is not my best computer subject, hence the questions. I made a folder as an OU so I could add a GPO to it. Anyway, short story is I do not need it anymore. When I try to delete it I continue to get the error message that:

I do not have sufficient privileges to delete the "OU" or this object is protected from accidental deletion.

Given I am the domain admin and delegated control to a half dozen others (not quite), I would think I would have sufficient privileges, so is it possible it is protected from deletion?

Thank you.

Bert
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If you go to the properties of the OU and click the object tab, is 'protect from accidental deletion' checked?
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by:Bert2005
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Wow, that was easy! Thanks. The weird thing is the tab wasn't there until I changed something when right clicking, but after I deleted it, I couldn't figure it out again.

I added a "temp" one, and, of course, it says "protect from accidental deletion" when you make it.
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by:lucifer82
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1. Go to "View" and Select "Advanced Features"
2. Right click on the OU that contains the user or computer that you want to delete
3. Go to the Object tab
4. Untick "Protect object from accidental deletion"
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by:Bert2005
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Thanks lucifer. Ironic. That must have been what I checked, although I don't recall using view on the toolbar.

Thanks. At least, I will know next time.
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by:lucifer82
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Hi Bert2005,

Glad to hear that solved it.

This option is ticked as a default so it's good to know :)
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