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Sep 7 2018

Active Directory Users and Computers – MMC snap-in for Windows 7? Stack Overflow

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Is there an equivalent tool available for use in Windows 7? I just need to browse the membership of some small Active Directory groups that are deep within a huge hierarchy, so I can eventually write code to work with those groups. The Windows Server 2003 version of the installer works, but the resulting MMC snap in just won’t start up.

EDIT: I’d like to preemptively strike against more requests to close the question. This is a tool that I assume many programmers use to assist in programming-related tasks such as testing code that modifies Active Directory content. There are tons of other questions about developer tools here on Stack Overflow.

asked Sep 16 ’09 at 17:15

Chris, it s sad, these days that preemptive strike would have just provoked closes! There is an ever-increasing mindset amongst the site s moderators and top users to be overly strict – and it is severly decreasing the site s usefulness. If it continues it won t be 2019 before the site declines to a point where competitors take over, which will be really sad, because it s a great concept. FastAl Dec 8 ’14 at 16:02

Per Noalt’s answer is correct. However, if you want the snap-in mentioned in the title (Users and Computers), you’ll also have to run these commands at a command-line afterwards, as an Administrator:

Note – I had to run these in order for AD Users and Computers to show up, as they were disabled on my computer after the install. This might not be the case for all users.

I’m not allowed to use Turn Windows features on or off. but running all of these commands in an elevated command prompt (Run as Administrator) finally got Active Directory Users and Computers to show up under Administrative Tools on the start menu:

I had downloaded and installed the RSAT (Windows 7 Link. Windows Vista Link ) before running these commands.

It’s quite likely that this is more than you features than you actually need, but at least it’s not too few.

As “me1” has mentioned you can do this assuming that your version of Windows 7 is either Professional or Ultimate and the PC is on the domain then you’ll be able to do the following:

Step 1. Select “Start”, select “Control Panel”, select “Programs” and click on “Turn Windows features on or off”.

Step 2. Check the following 5 features:

“remote server administration tools>feature administration tools>group policy management tools”

“remote server administration tools>feature administration tools>smtp server tools”

“remote server administration tools>role administration tools>ad ds and ad lds tools>active directory module for windows powershell”

“remote server administration tools>role administration tools>ad ds and ad lds tools>ad ds tools>active directory administrative center”

“remote server administration tools>role administration tools>ad ds and ad lds tools>ad ds tools>ad ds snap-ins and command-line tools”

Step 3. Click “OK”.

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