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How to delete Organizational Units (OUs) in Active Directory 2012?

  • Login to your domain controller with administrative privileges.
  • Navigate to Start → Administrative tools → Active Directory Users and Computers.
  • Click View on the menu bar, and then click Advanced Features.
  • Navigate to the OU that you want to delete, right click on it and click on Properties.
  • Click the Security tab → Advanced
  • In Permission Entries, if the Deny entry option has been selected for everyone, remove it.
  • Click OK to close the Advanced Security Settings.
  • Navigate to the Object tab and uncheck the "Protect from accidental deletion" checkbox.


Now you can select the desired OU and delete it.

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