Modifying an OU

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

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


The following example demonstrates how to modify the description attribute of the OU Accounting in the domain:

Set-ADOrganizationalUnit –Identity Accounting -Description "Accounting Department"

Additional information

You can use the following parameters when you set many of the common values that are associated with the modification an OU:

  • Country

  • City

  • PostalCode

  • State

  • StreetAddress

  • Description

  • DisplayName

  • ProtectedFromAccidentalDeletion

  • ManagedBy

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