FIX: Object protected from accidental deletion. You do not have sufficient privileges to delete OU (solved) – wintips.org

If you want to delete an OU or Active Directory object and you get the error “You do not have sufficient rights or the object is protected against accidental deletion”, continue reading below. “You do not have sufficient privileges to delete this object, or this object is protected from accidental deletion” error. It can appear in Active Directory for the following reasons:

  1. The AD user you are using to delete the object does not have sufficient permissions to make changes to Active Directory. (e.g. not belonging to the “Domain Admins” group.)
  2. The object you want to delete (for example, OU, Group, User) is protected from accidental deletion.
  3. A virus or other program has changed the default permissions on the object you want to delete.

FIX: The object is protected against accidental deletion or you do not have sufficient privileges to delete the OU

How to fix: You do not have sufficient privileges to delete the OU, or the Object is protected from accidental deletion in Active Directory Server 2008, 2012, and 2016.

Method 1. Protect the object from accidental deletion. *

* Important: Make sure the AD user you use to delete the object is a member of the Domain Admins group.

1. It’s open Active Directory Users and Computers
2.
From whom Appearance menu, press Advanced features.

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3. Right-click and select the object you want to delete Characteristics.

Object properties

4. Uncheck the Protect the object from accidental deletion check box and click OK. *

*Note: If the box is not checked, go to method 2.

Protect the object from accidental deletion

5. Try deleting the object now. If you still get the error, go to method 2.

Method 2. Restore the default permissions to the object.

1. It’s open Active Directory Users and Computers
2.
From whom Appearance menu, press Advanced features.

3. Right-click and select the object you cannot delete Characteristics.
4. select Security tab and click Complicated.

Security clearances

5. Click on “Advanced security settings”. Restore default settings.

Restore default security permissions

6. press OK twice to close the object properties.
7. Delete an object.

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