MachineObjectOU is an optional setting. It specifies the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) X 500-distinguished name of the organizational unit (OU) in which the computer account is created. This account is in Active Directory® on a domain controller in the domain to which the computer is being joined.



Specifies the full LDAP path name of the OU to which the computer belongs. For example,


MachineObjectOU is a string.

This string type does not support empty elements. Do not create an empty value for this setting.

Valid Configuration Passes


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Applies To

For a list of the supported Windows® editions and architectures that this component supports, see Microsoft-Windows-UnattendedJoin.

XML Example

The following XML output shows how to set the OU.

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