Missing snap-ins from MMC

Posted on 2010-01-04
Last Modified: 2012-05-08
I recently upgraded the OS on my file server to Windows Server 2008 SP2.  I went to setup an "ADUC Consule" using MMC; however, when I clicked to "add Snap-in", it opened the list of snap-ins, but there were none of the Active Directory snaps (ADUC, etc).

What am I missing so that I can include these snapins?
Question by:DWStovall
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    Expert Comment

    did you run DCPROMO?
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    Accepted Solution

    On your file server that is now 2008 add the Remote Server and Admin Tools feature (RSAT)
    Jose has a great blog entry showing the different features/roles on a 2008 box

    Author Comment

    jaynir - It is not a Domain Controller.

    mkline - RSAT is already a feature.

    There is some issue about permissions I think.  I am logging on with a "adm" account which is a member of "Domain Admins", and "Domain Admins" is a member of the local "Administrators" - so I should be able to do everything on the box.  Most often I have to run everything "Run As Administrator" through the "Run" line to get full functionality of certain apps like the File Server Resource Manager.  Otherwise I don't see all of the functions.  Is there a way to make everything work without turning off the UAC?
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    One thing you could do is start an elevated command prompt, and then start 'mmc' from there. At least then the mmc will start elevated as well, just to check if it's a permission issue.

    Author Comment

    I have tried both running and elevated command prompt as was as logging in at the local Administrator on the box.  Still no joy...

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    When I initially looked in the list of features, it showed that the RSAT was already a feature.  Only when I went in to edit the features did I see that only minimal items under the RSAT had been selected.  When I selected the elements of the feature I wanted, and rebooted, the rest of the plugins became available.  The devil is in the details.

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