Renaming an OU

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

This topic explains how to use the Active Directory module for Windows PowerShell to rename an organizational unit (OU).


The following example demonstrates how to rename the OU ManagedGroups to Groups in the domain:

Rename-ADObject "OU=ManagedGroups,OU=Managed,DC=Fabrikam,DC=Com" -NewName Groups

Additional information

The following property value is used when you rename an Active Directory object:

  • NewName

For a full explanation of the parameters that you can pass to Rename-ADObject, at the Active Directory module command prompt, type Get-Help Rename-ADObject -detailed, and then press ENTER.