Remove Protection Against Accidental Organizational Unit Deletion

I recently tried to remove an OU from my Test AD came and up against this message:  You do no have sufficient privileges to delete xxxx or this object is protected from accidental deletion.

To get round this I followed this procedure.

  • Ensured Advanced Features was selected in AD Users and Computers.
  • Selected the OU, the Properties and then Security.
  • Clicked the Advanced button.
  • Removed the Deny option from the Everyone group.

I was then able to delete the OU.

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