Windows Server ‘Can’t Delete an OU’

KB ID 0000105 



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


In Windows 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.


To delete a protected OU

1. On the the 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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