“Active Directory Users & Computers” on MS Windows 7

Background

Really missing “Active Directory Users and Computers” on my MS Windows box.

 

Download

Downloaded Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) from here.

 

Installed

Installed Windows6.1-KB958830-x64-RefreshPkg.msu as my box is 64 bit.

 

Scripts

Documentation

As opted not to use GUI, needs to know the arguments to pass to the DISM installer.

Remote Server Administrative Tools roles

Link

       addsroles

List Features & Status

Script


dism /online /get-features /Format:Table | find "RemoteServerAdministrationTools-Roles"

 

Output

features-remoteserveradministrationtools-roles-ad

 

Enable Features & Status

Script


dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:RemoteServerAdministrationTools

dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:RemoteServerAdministrationTools-Roles

dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:RemoteServerAdministrationTools-Roles-AD

dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:RemoteServerAdministrationTools-Roles-AD-DS

dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:RemoteServerAdministrationTools-Roles-AD-DS-SnapIns

Output

enablefeature-20161021-0214pm

 

Usage

Access MMC

Launch through Window’s Start Menu

Administrative Tools \ Active Directory Users and Computers

startmenu

Use Functionality

Find Users, Contacts, and Groups

ad-findusers

References

  1. What Are the Remote Server Administration Tools?
    Link

 

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