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    How to delete a protected OU

    Just wandering how you delete an OU with the "Prevent accidental deletion" box checked?

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    Haven't tried this in practice, but how about unticking the Prevent accidental deletion box?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    Haven't tried this in practice, but how about unticking the Prevent accidental deletion box?
    I haven't even made any OU's yet on my test box at home, just wondering how to do it, can't find anything in the built in help files, would have thought so tbh.
    Can you access this from it's properties? sorry not at home so can't view it.

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    Well in 2000/2003 Server you can right click the OU and choose delete, or highlight the OU and press the delete key.

    I'm guessing 2008 Server is the same, apart from you have an additional step which prevents accidental deletion. It would make sense unticking the box would then allow you to delete the OU.

    Looking at Windows Server 2008 is on my 'to do' list

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    I believe its untick the box and then say yup okai and then bin as normal

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    In ADUC, enable Advanced Features, now when you open the properties of the OU, you can uncheck the "Prevent Accidental Deletion" box....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt View Post
    In ADUC, enable Advanced Features, now when you open the properties of the OU, you can uncheck the "Prevent Accidental Deletion" box....
    Cheers for the responses Gatt. worked a treat.

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    Thanks Gatt! Forgot about those pesky advanced features.

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    Yeah that got me the first time too! GATT is right obviously!

    In a way it's a nice add-on stop's people who dont have much experience with AD doing anything stupid

    James.

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    nice stopper

    Yes James, I know that how that goes with my test setup. My standard email contains the closing statement of: Please do not make changes without notifying me!

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by westwoodtech View Post
    Yes James, I know that how that goes with my test setup. My standard email contains the closing statement of: Please do not make changes without notifying me!

    Steve
    Good Stuff

    To be far i have not yet had anything like that happen, but have seen it happen to people in the past.. hey ho we all make problems but it's not nice deleting things out of AD especially if it's an OU full of Computers! or Laptops!

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    am I doing something studpid... actually don't answer that question but please answer my next one...

    I have an OU, it's on a 2008 DC, I want to delete it but it's protected. I can't see anything useful if I goto properties on it (no tick box for allow deletion) and I don't know where I'm meant to look for the "Advanced Features" bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAckroyd View Post
    am I doing something studpid... actually don't answer that question but please answer my next one...

    I have an OU, it's on a 2008 DC, I want to delete it but it's protected. I can't see anything useful if I goto properties on it (no tick box for allow deletion) and I don't know where I'm meant to look for the "Advanced Features" bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAckroyd View Post
    am I doing something studpid... actually don't answer that question but please answer my next one...

    I have an OU, it's on a 2008 DC, I want to delete it but it's protected. I can't see anything useful if I goto properties on it (no tick box for allow deletion) and I don't know where I'm meant to look for the "Advanced Features" bit.

    Thanks,
    Dave
    To view advanced features click on View -> Advanced Features (needs to have a tick next to it).

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    Thankyou.... I didn't have the advanced options turned on... thanks for the screen shot but without the advanced features enabled I only had the 3 tabs (General, Managed By, and COM+)

    Now that one is burned to memory... they'll move the option in server 2011 won't they

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