Create a Cell and Associate it with an OU or a Domain

To associate a cell with an OU, for example, you must be a member of the Domain Administrators security group, or you must be assigned permissions to manage container objects in an OU.


Before you associate a cell with an OU, make sure you chose the schema mode. You cannot easily change the schema mode after you create a cell, including a default cell.

  1. Start Active Directory Users and Computers.
  2. In the console tree, right-click the OU or the domain for which you want to create a cell, click Properties, and then click the AD Bridge Cell Settings tab.
  3. Under AD Bridge Cell Information, select the Create Associated AD Bridge Cell check box, and then click OK.

You can now associate a user with cells.

For more information, please see Associate a User with AD Bridge Cells.