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 14. How To Create a New OU With Users, Computers, and Groups In Windows Server 2008 R2.

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Tutorial Overview
When Windows server 2008 is promoted to domain controller, in Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in, by default, only one organizational unit with the name of Domain Controllers is created. Rest other containers are not organizational units and therefore no group policies can be applied on them. However, administrators can create their own organizational units and place the object according to the geographical locations or departments in them. After administrators have created organizational units and have placed the objects in them they can then use Group Policy Management Console to create and apply group policies on them.

A particularly useful type of directory object contained within domains is the organizational unit. Organizational units are Active Directory containers into which you can place users, groups, computers, and other organizational units. An organizational unit cannot contain objects from other domains. An organizational unit is the smallest scope or unit to which you can assign Group Policy settings or delegate administrative authority. Using organizational units, you can create containers within a domain that represent the hierarchical, logical structures within your organization. You can then manage the configuration and use of accounts and resources based on your organizational model.

A hierarchy of containers can be extended as necessary to model your organization's hierarchy within a domain. Using organizational units will help you minimize the number of domains required for your network. You can use organizational units to create an administrative model that can be scaled to any size. A user can have administrative authority for all organizational units in a domain or for a single organizational unit. An administrator of an organizational unit does not need to have administrative authority for any other organizational units in the domain.