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Chapter 5. Active Directory Objects and Trusts > Creating Organizational Units

Creating Organizational Units

Chapter 1, “Getting Started with Windows Server 2008 Active Directory,” introduced the concept of OUs as logical subgroups in Active Directory that you can employ to locate resources used by a single work group, section, or department in a company and apply policies that apply to only these resources. Creating OUs is similar to creating other object types in Active Directory. Simply right-click the domain or other container where you want to create an OU, and choose New, Organizational Unit. In the New Object—Organizational Unit dialog box, type a name for the OU, and then click OK. You can also use the dsadd command-line tool.

You can create new OUs in the domain or any other OU that you have previously created, thereby generating a hierarchical structure. The following are several criteria you might want to use in designing an OU hierarchy:


  

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