New Object - Organizational Unit Dialog Box

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012

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Provides a space for you to type the name of the organizational unit (OU).

Protect container from accidental deletion

When this option is selected, it updates the security descriptor of the object and, potentially, its parent, which denies all administrators or users of this domain and domain controller the ability to delete this object.

In Active Directory Users and Computers, the Object tab is visible only when Advanced Features is selected on the View menu.


This setting does not provide protection against accidental deletion of a subtree that contains the protected object. Therefore, we recommend that you enable this setting for all the protected object's containers up to the domain naming context head.

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