Remove Active Directory’s Accidental Organizational Unit Deletion protection

Last Updated on December 7, 2022 by Rizwan

The ultimate guide on how to remove Protection Against Accidental Organizational Unit Deletion in Active Directory.

The following error warning was displayed on my screen as a result of recent attempts on my part to remove an OU from my Test Active Directory: you do not have appropriate authorization to delete Domain Windows Computers or that the object is protected against accidental deletion. Neither of these two choices is an option that can be taken. There was not a single explanation that could be considered plausible among all of these many options.

you don’t have sufficient privileges to delete Domain Windows Computers, or that the object is protected from accidental deletion.

I was able to get around this problem by following the steps that are outlined in this method with extreme attention to detail and by doing so on a consistent basis.

In addition to this, you need to make sure that you are viewing ‘every’ object that is present in your directory — To view the settings in ADUC, select View in ADUC and then make sure the box for Advanced Features is ticked.

Open Active Directory Users and Computers, right-click on the OU you wish to delete and click Properties.

Click the Object tab and Uncheck the ‘Protect object from accidental deletion‘ option then click OK.

Following that, I was able to delete the OU (Organizational Unit).