Add an organizational unit

To apply different settings to a set of users or Chrome devices, place them in their own organizational unit below your top-level organization. You can then apply settings to just that organizational unit.

An organizational unit is simply a group that an administrator can create in the Admin console to apply settings to a specific set of users. By default, all users are placed in the top-level (parent) organizational unit. Child organizational units inherit the settings from the parent.

Learn more about the organizational structure.

Note: You can’t move yourself as the administrator to another organizational unit.

How to

You create an organizational unit for either users or Chrome devices. Click below for steps.

Add an organizational unit for users
  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Menu and then Directory and then Organizational units.
  3. Hover over the organization you want to modify and click Create new organizational unit Create
  4. Enter a name under Name of organizational unit.
  5. (Optional) To add a description of the organization, enter it under Description.
  6. (Optional) To place the organization under a different parent organization:
    1. Under Parent organizational unit, click Edit Edit
    2. Choose a parent organization.
    3. Click Done.
  7. Click Create.

You can also add an organization by clicking Create new organizational unit Add a the top left of the Organizational units page.

To turn on a service for a set of users across or within organizational units, select an access group. For details, go to turn on a service for a group.

 

Add an organizational unit for Chrome devices
  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Device managementand thenChrome devices.

    If you don't see Device management on the Home page, click More controls at the bottom.

  3. If necessary, at the top, click Open to open your organization tree on the left.
  4. Hover over the organization you want to place your organization under. Then, click More  More  and then Add sub organization.
  5. Enter a name under Name of organization.
  6. (Optional) To add a description of the organization, enter it under Description.
  7. (Optional) To place the organization under a different parent organization, use the drop-down list.
  8. Click Create Organization.

Note: You can't add an organizational unit for Android devices. Instead, apply Android settings to the device owner's organizational unit.

Next steps

Move users or move devices to your new organizational unit. Then, apply the settings you want to that set of users or devices.

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