Applies To: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Vista

MachineObjectOU is an optional setting. It specifies the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) X 500-distinguished name of the organizational unit (OU) in which the computer account is created. This account is in Active Directory® on a domain controller in the domain to which the computer is being joined.



Specifies the full LDAP path name of the OU to which the computer belongs. For example,


MachineObjectOU is a string.

This string type does not support empty elements. Do not create an empty value for this setting.

Valid Configuration Passes


Parent Hierarchy

Microsoft-Windows-UnattendedJoin | Identification | MachineObjectOU

Applies To

For a list of the supported Windows® editions and architectures that this component supports, see Microsoft-Windows-UnattendedJoin.

XML Example

The following XML output shows how to set the OU.


See Also