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Create Organizational Unit and add User in Windows Server 2016

This article is a part of the Windows Server 2016 Tutorials series. Within the previous Article, we Learned What is Domain Controller and How to Add Windows Server 2016 to a Domain Controller. Now we’ll move forward and see How to create an Organizational Unit and add users to it on a Domain Controller. So let’s get started.


The process of creating an OU User account and Group account is almost the same as in the previous version of Windows Server. In this article, I will show how you can create Organizational Units and user accounts in  Domain Controller. You can create the user account from Active Directory Users and Computers. An OU (Organizational Unit) is a store within an Active Directory Domain where we can Add Users, groups, and computes. It is the smallest unit. Using Organizational unit Administrators can assign account permissions and group policies in an easy way. Now follow the steps given below to create an OU user.

Create an Organizational Unit and Add a user account in Windows Server 2016

Step 1. First, open Active Directory Users and Computers. To do so, Open your Windows Server and open “Server Manager” console > “Tools”  > “Active Directory Users and Computers”.

Step 2. A new window of “Active Directory Users and Computers” will open. Right-click on the Domain name and Choose “New” and then Click on “Organizational Unit”.

Step 3. Here type the name of the Organizational unit you want to create (for example IT Users). Select the checkbox of “Protect container from the accidental deletion” option. This option will protect the object from accidental deletion. and Click on “OK”.

Step 4. Now OU with the name “IT Users” has been successfully created. Now we will add a user to this OU. To create a user, Right Click on the “IT Users” OU > choose New >  and then click on “User”.

Step 5. A new window will appear, here we have to enter the user information. Type the First name and Last name. Here User logon name is the name that the user will use to log in to the Computer in the Network. if the user wants to log in then he will type “” or “” in the username field. Now Clik on “Next”.

Step 6. Now type the password for the user. Select the other options according to the requirement and then click on “Next”.

Step 7. Check the user configuration and click “Finish”.

Congratulations! finally, we have Successfully Created an OU and added a user account to it. In the next Part, we will see how to Apply Group Policy to users or computers.

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So this guide was all about the Organizational unit. With these steps, you can create an Organization unit in your Domain and add a user account on that OU. Hope you like this cool trick, do share this trick with others too. Leave a comment below if you have any related queries about this.

Piyush Kumawat

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