Exchange user Administrative Group


We have 25 sites world wide. We close our office in Turkey and all user's 
inside this site moved to other site. The DC has been decomissioned. Now, 
after 3 weeks, we wanted to remove the site OU from AD. But, when I checked 
the user properties under Exchange Advance Tab in AD console, I found user is 
under the site OU that need to be remove. We would like to remove that site 
OU from Active Directory. Does it create problem?, when site OU deleted from 
AD? if yes, can we change it to the site where all the user's belongs 
currently?  appreciate your advise and help.
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Yonkey <> wrote:

>We have 25 sites world wide. We close our office in Turkey and all user's 
>inside this site moved to other site. The DC has been decomissioned. Now, 
>after 3 weeks, we wanted to remove the site OU from AD. But, when I checked 
>the user properties under Exchange Advance Tab in AD console, I found user is 
>under the site OU that need to be remove. 

You mean the "Administrative Group" at the bottom of the window?
That's taken from the legacyExchangeDN property (what used to be the
Obj-Dist-Name property in pre-Exchange 2000 directories). Its value
really has no significance to the user -- but don't change it or
you'll break things (replies to mail will be returned as
undeliverable, the Offline Address Book generation may have problems,

>We would like to remove that site 
>OU from Active Directory. Does it create problem?, 

No, because it doesn't refer to an OU.

>when site OU deleted from 
>AD? if yes, can we change it to the site where all the user's belongs 

If you've moved the objects out of the OU to some other OU then the OU
should have no children. Removing the empty OU should cause no harm.

Rich Matheisen
MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
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8/10/2006 1:18:34 AM

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