Moving an Object to a Different OU or Container

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

This topic explains how to use the Active Directory module for Windows PowerShell to move an object to a different organizational unit (OU) or container in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).


The following example demonstrates how to move the user object Brad Sutton from the Users container to the OU Accounting in the domain:

Move-ADObject 'CN=Brad Sutton,CN=Users,DC=Fabrikam,DC=com' -TargetPath 'OU=Accounting,DC=Fabrikam,DC=com'

Additional information

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