How can I move multiple users between organizational units (OUs)?

A. You can move individual users between OUs by right-clicking the user in the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in and selecting Move. To move multiple users, perform the following steps:

  1. Start the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in (go to Start, Programs, Administrative Tools, and click Active Directory Users and Computers).
  2. Open the OU that contains the users you want to move.
  3. Select multiple users by holding down Ctrl and selecting each user (if the users are in sequence, you can select them all by left-clicking the first name, holding down Shift, then left-clicking the last name).
  4. Right-click the last user you selected, and select Move from the context menu.
  5. Select the destination OU, and click OK.
TAGS: Windows 8
Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.