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Restrict viewing of certain OU's in MMC.

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I have Active Directory installed on a Windows 2000 Server.  I have an OU named 'Agents'.  I would like to delegate administration of the 'Agents' OU to a select group of people, who are running Windows XP.  I assume I will need to install the Admin Tools for Windows Server 2003 on those delegates XP stations so they can run the 'Active Directory Users and Computers' snap-in.  I would like to prevent the people who I am delegating administration rights to from seeing any OU's other than the 'Agents' OU.  Please explain how I can accomplish this.

The link below delves into this same topic, but I don't understand the author's solution, specifically when he makes mention of "drilling down and creating a new sheet".

http://search.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/2003_Server/Q_21415128.html?sfQueryTermInfo=1+%22user+comput%22+restrict

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I figured it out.  In case anyone else is interested:

[1] Start Microsoft Management Console (Start->Run  Type 'MMC' and press Enter).
[2] Press CTRL-M.  This will open the 'Add/Remove Snap-in' window.
[3] Click 'Add'.  This will open the 'Add Standalone Snap-in' window.
[4] Select the 'Active Directory Users and Computers' snap-in and click on the Add button.  (Admin Tools need to be installed on your machine from AdminPak.msi).  Click 'Close'.
[5] Click OK in the 'Add/Remove Snap-in' window.
[6] In the 'Console Root' window, navigate to the OU in question in the Console Root tree (the left pane).
[7] Right click on the OU and select 'New Window from Here'.  A new window will open and will be named the same as the OU.
[8] Close the original 'Console Root' window.
[9] On the menu across the top of the console, click on File->Options.  Change the Console mode to 'User mode - limited access, single window'.
[10] On the menu across the top of the console, click on View->Customize.  Uncheck 'Standard menus (Action and View)', 'Standard toolbar', and 'Toolbars'.  Click OK.
[11] Click File->Save-As and save the console.

It seems to work for me.
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