Move Active Directory Object Action



See Also

Move AD Object-Setting Properties, Create Active Directory Object, Rename Active Directory Object


Moves the specified Active Directory object to the specified parent container.

Practical Usage

See Description.


General Tab


Text, Required
MARKUP: LDAPPATHOBJECT="LDAP://OU=TestCases,DC=networkautomation,DC=com"

Allows you to choose the LDAP path of active directory object you want to move to another container.

Select Object

Click here to find the objects like user, computer, group, and contacts. When you do, this launches a standard Windows Active Directory dialog box that allows you to select the object.

Select Container

Click on Select Container button to select any container or organization unit. You can also select objects like user, computer, group, contacts by clicking on select objects.

Move to this container

Text, Required
MARKUP: LDAPPATHPARENT="LDAP://DC=networkautomation,DC=com"

Allows you to enter the LDAP path of the parent active directory container.

Click on Select Container button to select the parent container from the domain. When you do, this launches a standard Windows Active Directory dialog box that allows you to select the container.

Credentials Tab


Text, Optional

Specifies the username of the Active Directory user


Text, Optional

Specifies the password of the Active Directory user.

NOTE: Leave the Username and Password fields blank in order to use the logon user's credentials. If only accessing Active Directory information, then any Domain user is valid. However, a Domain Administrator is required in order to modify an Active Directory user or group. We recommend using the credentials of a Domain Administrator for all AutoMate Active Directory actions.

See the following link for more information about LDAP.


Custom Description

This action includes the Description tab for entering a custom step description.

More on setting custom step description

Standard Error Handling Options

This action also includes the standard Error Causes and On Error failure handling options/tabs.

More on Error Handling Options

Variables and Expressions

All text fields allow the use of expressions, which can be entered by surrounding the expression in percentage signs (example: %MYVARIABLE%, %Left('Text',2)%). To help construct these expressions, you can open Expression Builder from these fields by pressing F2.

More on variables
More on expressions

More on the expression builder


NOTE: The code below can be copied and pasted directly into the Steps pane of the Task Builder.

<AMMOVEADOBJECT LDAPPATHPARENT="LDAP://" LDAPPATHOBJECT="LDAP://,OU=AutomateUsers,DC=servtest,DC=com" USERNAME="administrator" PASSWORD="password" />