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Windows 7: Accessing Active Directory from Another Computer

07 May 2015   #1
KenSmellsGood

 
 
Accessing Active Directory from Another Computer

Greetings,

My apologies for posting this on the "SevenForums", but I didn't know where else to go!

I have two servers at my place of employment. One of them acts as a designated domain controller which runs Active Directory. Another is our main server and acts as a file server, DHCP server, and print server.

Somebody sat things up so that we could access "Active Directory Users and Computers" from our main server. The Active Directory Role was NOT installed on our main server. I assumed they simply mapped a shortcut to the Active Directory file (IE \\servername\windows\system32\file.msc) but I was unable to do that.

We're running Server 2008 R2 on both.


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07 May 2015   #2
KenSmellsGood

 
 

I checked our old server (running 2003) and the shortcut points to the Active Directory .msc file in it's own System32 folder. However, Active Directory is not an installed role on the server.
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