Error message while attempting to delete AD OU container

When I try to delete an empty OU container (named "NoEmail" within a Server 2016 AD environment using the Active Directory Users and Computers console I get the message shown below "You do not have sufficient privileges to delete NoEmail, or this object is protected from accidental deletion."

How can I delete this OU container?

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oBdACommented:
Assuming you do have permissions, and since you already have the "Advanced Features" view enabled, all you need to do is open the properties of the OU, go to the "Object" tab, and uncheck "Protect object from accidental deletion".
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Naveen SharmaCommented:
By default, you need to uncheck the box “Protect object from accidental deletion”.

To do this, you need to activate Advanced Features on ADUC console.

Click on : Start > run > dsa.msc> View > Advanced Features. Now right click on the object that you want to remove and then Properties, Click on Object tab and Uncheck the box Protect object from accidental deletion and try to delete.

http://www.itechlounge.net/2012/01/active-directory-you-do-not-have-sufficient-privileges-to-delete-organizational-unit/

Apart from this, here are some tips that can help you to ensure the security of Active Directory:
https://www.lepide.com/blog/nine-simple-tips-to-secure-the-active-directory/
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