Membership in Account Operators, Domain Admins, or Enterprise Admins, or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete this procedure. Review details about using the appropriate accounts and group memberships at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=83477.
|To move a computer account|
To open Active Directory Users and Computers, click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Active Directory Users and Computers.
In the console tree, click Computers.
- Active Directory Users and
Or, click the folder that contains the computer that you want to move.
- Active Directory Users and Computers\domain node\Computers
In the details pane, right-click the computer, and then click Move.
In the Move dialog box, click the domain node.
Click the folder to which you want to move the computer, and then click OK.
- To perform this procedure, you must be a
member of the Account Operators group, Domain Admins group, or
Enterprise Admins group in Active Directory Domain Services
(AD DS), or you must have been delegated the appropriate
authority. As a security best practice, consider using Run
as to perform this procedure.
- Another way to open Active Directory
Users and Computers is to click Start, click Run, and
then type dsa.msc.
- You cannot use Active Directory Users
and Computers to move computer accounts between domains. To move a
computer account between domains, use the Active Directory
Migration Tool (ADMT), one of the Active Directory support
tools. For more information, see ADMT v3.1 Guide: Migrating
and Restructuring Active Directory Domains (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=82740).
- Members of the Account Operators group can
move computer accounts to organizational units (OUs) but not to
default containers, such as the Builtin or Computers containers.
However, Account Operators cannot move computer accounts into the
Domain Controllers OU, but they can move computer accounts from the
Domain Controllers OU.
- You can also perform the task in this
procedure by using the Active Directory module for Windows
PowerShell. To open the Active Directory module, click
Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click
Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell. For more
information, see Create a Move a Computer Account (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=138387). For
more information about Windows PowerShell, see
Windows PowerShell (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=102372).