What is the function of OU? The primary purpose of an OU is to make administration easier in terms of management and delegation. You will want to keep in mind that every OU you create will primarily serve to help a Windows administrator manage a common set of directory objects for which they are responsible.
What are the benefits of using OU?
- Group similar accounts based on function.
- Apply common policies.
- Share common resources.
- Provision and manage common resources.
What is OU structure? An organizational unit (OU) is a container within a Microsoft Active Directory domain which can hold users, groups and computers. It is the smallest unit to which an administrator can assign Group Policy settings or account permissions.
Why do we create OU? Organizational Units have two main uses: to allow subadministrators control over a selection of users, computers, or other objects; and to control desktop systems through the use of Group Policy objects (GPOs) associated with an OU.