Renaming an Object

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

This topic explains how to use the Active Directory module for Windows PowerShell to rename an object in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).


The following example demonstrates how to rename the name attribute of the OU ManagedGroups to Groups:

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

Additional information

The following property value is the value that is used in the renaming of 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.