Change the Default OU for New Users or Computers in Active Directory

Run the following command(s) in a command prompt on the Active Directory server to change the default Organizational Unit (OU):

For Computers:
redircmp ou=ComputersOU,dc=mydomain,dc=com

For Users:
redirusr ou=UsersOU,dc=mydomain,dc=com
Make certain to replace the italicized code with values appropriate to your Active Directory.  For example, in a SBS 2003 environment, you might use:

   redircmp ou=SBSComputers,ou=Computers,ou=MyBusiness,dc=AcmeWidgets,dc=local

If any of the OUs contain spaces in the name, then use quotations around the entire distinguished name (DN), as follows:

   redircmp “ou=Admin Computers,dc=AcmeWidgets,dc=local”

Note: These commands will only function if the OUs actually exist and if the domain is at least at the Windows Server 2003 functional level.

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