Creating an Object

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

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


The following example demonstrates how to create a new site object in the domain:

New-ADObject -Name 'BO3' -Type site -Description 'Branch Office 3' -Path 'CN=Sites,CN=Configuration,DC=FABRIKAM,DC=COM'

Additional information

The following parameters are the most commonly used parameters for creating Active Directory objects:

  • -Description

  • -DisplayName

  • -ProtectedFromAccidentalDeletion

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