Sunday, August 7, 2011

Tips: Some useful Key MMC Snap-Ins to manage Active Directory

Earlier we’ve discussed that for the Microsoft Management Console (MMC), Active Directory Administration tools are provided as snap-ins. The following are some of the tools used to manage Active Directory:
•    Active Directory Administrative Center For performing task-orientated management tasks.
•    Active Directory Domains And Trusts For working with domains, domain trees, and domain forests.
•    Active Directory Module For Windows PowerShell For managing Active Directory when you are working with Windows PowerShell.
•    Active Directory Sites And Services For managing sites and subnets.

•    Active Directory Users And Computers For managing users, groups, computers, and organizational units.
•    Group Policy Management For managing the way Group Policy is used in the organization. Provides access to Resultant Set of Policy (RSoP) for modeling and logging.

The above mentioned Active Directory Administration tools are used through the Administrative Tools menu or you can add them to any updateable MMC. If you’re using another computer with access to a Windows Server 2008 R2 domain, the tools won’t be available until you install them. You can use the Add Features Wizard to install these tools.

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