[NEW Tool] AD - Active Directory User and Computers
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Active Directory is now available in preview on the extension feed. Please create new requests for specific feature updates to this tool.
See the announcement here: https://aka.ms/wac1903
Liam Aiden commented
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Here you can not only write your own scripts but ingress them straight from a file also. It can be arranged when a script will be implemented. This offers you an extra measure of mechanization that lets you to take a step at the hindmost.
Including login scripts
Nicki Messerschmidt commented
I think it is essentials that wac can provide user and domain management.
add the option to put servers into groups. having 30-40 servers in one list is a pain, especially as they are on different sites, in the AD and physically.
Luka Pribanić commented
+1 to this request
And answer @binary & @JB Lewis - AD is part of server management. Thus is in RSAT (remote SERVER ADMINISTRATION tools), and should also be in Project Honolulu. The whole of Windows Server management should go through single point, this includes AD, just as much as Hyper-V and other roles and features.
Hrvoje Kusulja commented
I strongly suggest to have option to be able to manage users and computers in Honolulu.
Case is when some admins have rights to manage it, so they do not need to have powershell, other tools, RSAT etc., only web management is enough.
JB Lewis commented
Honolulu is meant to be a server management tool, not an AD management tool [thumbs down]
Justin Seifert commented
I second this, but I would push for something with the ease of the "Essentials" console. I long to sell a completely headless essential box that simply does AD, Dirsync (Ad-connect), DHCP, Group Policy and DNS that is managed simply via a web browser.
Thomas Heinzmann commented
RSAT and ADAC as Windows only solutions do not fit anymore into the new Microsoft world, where it's all about services and multi platform support. The whole functionality (and more) should be replaced by web UIs.
It's why Microsoft should redesign Active Directory Administrative Center. I've made separate topic about it in Active Directory section.
Tomas Bohnek commented
Except RSAT sux. It wasn't updated for years!
Computer objects are de-selected in ADUC by default
Can't add multiple computers at once in a GPO filtering
Regedit registry tree column is too thin
Attribute editor is only available in object's OU
Computer Management freezes on resize when loading
ADUC cannot search partial match / contains
I mean cmon, Notepad has better functions than all RSAT!
I'm testing ADAC now, but it's even uglier and harder to use. I struggle with errors when searching through master domain from child, it fails to select DC to use for some reason. In ADUC works fine.
in my opinion it's not necessery. You can use RSAT for this. Project Honoloulu was made for Server management and not Active directory management.
Tony Richards commented
Active Directory Admin Center (dsac.exe) is the replacement for AD Users and Computers. And ADAC is built on powershell.