DSMOVE.exe (installable option via RSAT /AD DS)

Rename or Move an active directory object (user, computer, group..) to a different Organisational Unit (OU).

      DSMOVE ObjectDN [-newname NewRDN] [-newparent ParentDN]
         [{-s Server | -d Domain}]
            [-u UserName] [-p {Password | *}]
               [-q] [{-uc | -uco | -uci}]

   ObjectDN   Distinguished name of the computer that you want to add.
              If omitted will be taken from standard input (stdin).

   -newname   Rename the object with a new Relative Distinguished Name.

   -newparent New location for the object, enter the new parent DN.

   -q         Quiet, suppress all output.

   -uc        Unicode format.
   -uco       Unicode format for output only.
   -uci       Unicode format for input only.

   -u UserName The user name with which a user logs on to a remote server.
               By default, the currently logged on user.

   -p Password The password, or * to prompt for a password.

By default, DSMOVE connects the computer to the domain controller in the logon domain.

For any DS command you can enter multiple values separated by spaces.
e.g. to modify several user accounts at once just supply a list of the distinguished names separated with spaces.


Rename a user:

C:\> set _andy="CN=Andrew Gorden,OU=Europe,DC=ss64,DC=Com"
C:\> dsmove %_andy% -newname "Andrew Gordon"

Move a user to a different OU:

C:\> set _andy="CN=Andrew Gordon,OU=Europe,DC=ss64,DC=Com"
C:\> set _newOrgUnit="OU=Asia,DC=ss64,DC=Com"
C:\> dsmove %_andy% -newparent %_newOrgUnit%

"All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost;" ~ J. R. R. Tolkien

Related commands

DSAdd - Add object.
DSMod - Modify object.
DSGet - Display object.
DSQuery - Search for objects.
DSRM - Delete object.
CSVDE - Import or export AD info in CSV format.
LDIFDE - Edit AD Objects, extend schema, import or export AD information.
Q322684 - Directory Service Command-Line Tools.
Equivalent bash commands (Linux): ldapmodify - Modify Lightweight Directory Access Protocol.

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