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Active Directory Users and Computers Missing on Windows 10

Active Directory Users and Computers Missing on Windows 10

If you’ve ever needed to maintain any information in Active Directory, you’ve undoubtedly utilized the Active Directory Users and Computers app. According to Microsoft:

Active Directory Users and Computers is a Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in that is a standard feature of Microsoft Windows Server operating systems. It can be used to administer and publish information in the directory.

I recently received a new laptop from work and had to go through the pains of installing all the necessary (and unnecessary) programs. After thinking I finally finished I realized Active Directory Users and Computers was missing. It turns out my WIndows 10 machine didn’t have the Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) installed.

Install Remote Server Administration Tools on Windows 10

Microsoft makes installation of the remote server administration tools fairly straightforward. Start by navigating to the Remote Server Administration Tools page, then download the installer and step through the installation wizard. Once the install finishes you may need to reboot your machine. After rebooting, you should see the Remote Server Administration Tools as an enabled windows feature:

Remote Server Administration Tools
Remote Server Administration Tools

Now that Remote Server Administration Tools is enabled you can load up the Active Directory Users and Computers application:

Active Directory Users And Computers
Active Directory Users And Computers

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