Move a Computer Account
Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012
Membership in Account Operators , Domain Admins , or Enterprise Admins , or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete this procedure. Review details about using the appropriate accounts and group memberships at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=83477.
To move a computer account using Active Directory Administrative Center
To open Active Directory Administrative Center, click Start , click Administrative Tools , and then click Active Directory Administrative Center .
To open Active Directory Users and Computers in Windows Server® 2012, click Start , type dsac.exe .
In the navigation pane, select the node that contains the computer account that you want to move.
In the management list, right-click the computer account that you want to move, and then click Move .
In the Move dialog box, use the column explorer to navigate to and select the folder to which you want to move the group, and then click OK .
You cannot use Active Directory Administrative Center to move computer accounts between domains. To move computer accounts between domains, use the Active Directory Migration Tool (ADMT). For more information, see ADMT v3.1 Guide: Migrating and Restructuring Active Directory Domains (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=82740).
You can also perform the task in this procedure by using the Active Directory module for Windows PowerShell. To open the Active Directory module, click Start , click Administrative Tools , and then click Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell . For more information, see Move a Computer Account (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=141774).
To open the Active Directory module for Windows PowerShell in Windows Server 2012, open Server Manager , click Tools and then click Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell .
For more information about Windows PowerShell, see Windows PowerShell (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=102372).