Assigning or Removing a Manager of an OU

Updated: February 28, 2009

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

This topic explains how to use the Active Directory module for Windows PowerShell to assign or remove a manager of an organizational unit (OU).


The following example demonstrates how to assign or remove a manager of an OU:

Set-ADOrganizationalunit 'OU=ManagedGroups,DC=Fabrikam,DC=com' -ManagedBy 'CN=SaraDavis,OU=ManagedGroups,DC=Fabrikam,DC=com'

To remove a manager of an OU, set the value of the ManagedBy attribute to –ManagedBy $null.

Additional information

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

  • Country

  • City

  • PostalCode

  • State

  • StreetAddress

  • Description

  • DisplayName

  • ProtectedFromAccidentalDeletion

  • ManagedBy

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