ADUC could use some enhancements
- context menu item "copy DN"
- stop clearing my search term when I switch between object types
- for the LOVE of all that is holy, fix the Advanced/Add permission dialogue. What a MESS, and a giant step backward instead of forward. I could write an article on this one. It's a study in bad interface design. It has two columns, with a random split in the middle - yuck. Make it all one column. There are so many attributes - put a filter box at the top so we can easily find what we want. Add a multi-select filter for All, Create, Delete, Modify, Read, Write attribute types. That's getting close to perfect, but think tank it, might be a little more meat to be had. I expect this same problem exists elsewhere, so mull it over..
David Zemdegs commented
We have groups that have 'write' permission to multiple attributes in AD. As you know these are displayed as multiple ACLs. If you double clicked an ACL in the old version of ADUC it would scroll to display which attribute had the write permission. Under Server 2012 version of ADUC, double clicking just opens a standard window with no scrolling and having to find the particular attribute is time consuming. Could the scrolling feature be added to the new version of ADUC (and ADAC) please?
Another ADUC bug/annoyance: The Attribute Editor does not appear when opening search results but it does when you browse to an object and open it up.
Mark Fowler commented
How about getting rid of non-Advanced Features view?
More suggestions for ADUC:
Don't close the tree when switching to advanced mode
Make all tabs available when opening properties on an account from the search window, without browsing to it.
Robin Frousheger commented
+3! ADUC, ADAC, or anything else showing an AD security UI is just terrible when trying to read or write AD ACLs. The old behaviour (<=2008r2) when the UI jumped to the first object/attribute set was great. Listing ALL attributes without having to hack a poorly documented file, etc.