Server 2012 / 2008 “Can’t Delete an OU”

KB ID 0000105 Dtd 11/11/09

Problem

Error

“You do not have sufficient privileges to delete {OU Name}, or this object is protected from accidental deletion”

Cause

In 2008 Domains you have the option to prevent an OU from accidental deletion so that even a Domain/Enterprise admin cannot delete it. That’s fine until you need to delete one.

Solution

To delete a protected OU

1. On the 2008 Server with administrative privileges.

2. Start > Run > dsa.msc {enter}

3. View > Advanced Features.

4. Right Click the OU > Properties > Object Tab.

5. Un-tick “Protect this object from accidental deletion”.

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Author: Migrated

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