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Tutorial Overview
When Windows server 2008 is promoted to domain controller, in Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in, by default, only one organizational unit with the name of Domain Controllers is created. Rest other containers are not organizational units and therefore no group policies can be applied on them. However, administrators can create their own organizational units and place the object according to the geographical locations or departments in them. After administrators have created organizational units and have placed the objects in them they can then use Group Policy Management Console to create and apply group policies on them. As a systems administrator in any client/server Active Directory environment.

A domain can be an awfully big, comprehensive unit to manage, and most environments benefit from some mechanism to separate that large, unitary domain into smaller, more manageable chunks. An organizational unit is AD DS's way of doing that. Organizational units, or OUs, act like folders on a regular client's operating system, containing every type of object that AD DS supports.

Membership in Account Operators , Domain Admins , or Enterprise Admins , or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete this procedure. OUs are designed to be containers in AD DS—their purpose is to hold objects and to have contents. You can apply GPs to the objects within a specific OU, controlling users' desktops, locking them out of potentially dangerous system modification settings, and creating a consistent user experience across your domain.