ManageEngine - Trade Mark
Store  |  Reseller  |  Toll Free US: +1 888 720 9500 | Intl: +1 925 924 9500
Previous Employee Self-Service Portal Active Directory Management Next

How to move Active Directory users from one OU to another OU

This article describes how to bulk move Active Directory users from one Organizational Unit to another using ADManager Plus.

Moving a User Account

A real-time scenario in moving a user account from one OU to another could occur,

  • When a user gets transferred from one department to another in an organization.
  • When a user's account becomes inactive.
  • When a user's account has been disabled

Ways of moving a user account using ADManager Plus

You can move Active Directory users from one OU to another with ADManager Plus by the following methods,

  • Importing the list of users to be moved from a CSV file.
  • Search the list of users individually and move them to the desired OU.
  • Move users from the generated reports page of ADManager Plus. i.e., generate a inactive user or disabled users report and move them to the appropriate container.

An illustration of moving Active Directory users from one OU to another:

  • Step 1. Select the Domain and OU to which the users have to be moved

  • FIGURE 1:
    Select the Domain and OU
    See full-sized image

  • Step 2. Import the list of users to be moved from CSV file.

    FIGURE 2: Import CSV File
    Import CSV File
    See full-sized image


    You can also Search specific objects name with the search text box

    FIGURE 3: Finding Specific Objects
    Search Active Directory User
    See full-sized image


    Generate Inactive report, In More Action Select Move Users in the drop-down list, and then click Go

    FIGURE 4: List of Inactive User
    Move Inactive User
    See full-sized image

  • Step 3. In the Users list , select the users and click Apply to move users

    FIGURE 4: List of Objects
    Move User Summary View
    See full-sized image

Was this information helpful?
Tell us what you think and drop us a comment about your experience click here

Other features
Reset Password

Active Directory Reset Password
Resetting expired, forgotten or compromised passwords is a everyday work for Administrators. ADManager Plus has an in-built dedicated feature aimed at reducing this manual work

Modify Terminal Services Attributes

Active Directory Terminal Services
Microsoft Terminal Services allows IT departments to bring their applications to a single server for use by users anywhere in the world. ADManager Plus facilitates the bulk modification of these terminal services attributes from one single place.

Help Desk Delegation

Give restricted access to help desk and IT staff to manage AD users and objects
The administrator can create a login for the HR personnel with the permission to create new users in the Active Direcotry. The HR personnel can login and access only the delegated task of creating new users

Active Directory Bulk User Modification

Active Directory bulk user modification
ADManager Plus allows bulk modification of user attributes, including the Exchange and Terminal Services attributes. Common modifications, such as resetting password, changing the display name, creating mailbox, moving users between OUs.

Need Features? Tell Us

If you want to see additional features implemented in ADManager Plus, we would love to hear. Click here to continue

Compare Editions Download now Join the community
Compare key features available in editions of ADManager Plus.
Download the ADManager Plus today and experience a rich new feature set.
Connect with other ADManager Plus users through forums

 AdventNet, Inc. All rights reserved. Trademarks | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Contact Us | Tell Us