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What are the liscence agreements around the ADUC console? I could use it on my machine for admin work but I am not sure if I need a liscence for it? Can anyone confirm?
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Krzysztof Pytko earned 125 total points
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Nope, it's free to use. You need only CALs for your domain but this tools is free and it's part of Administrative Tools.

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Can I just check, can ADUC be used for updating AD related information, or is it more just a query/read-only tool. If it can be used for udating information, is that dependant on the users priveleges in the domain, i.e. typically any major updates would require domain admin rights.

I was just thinking worst case what can a basic user potentially do with ADUC, as if there is a risk I can see the request being put down...
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Do not install ADUC for regulra users :) They don't need that, and could be scarry :) Regular users have read-only access in ADUC

When you are Enterprise/Domain Admin you have full read/write permissions. You can also delegate rights to other users and they will be able to manage that delegated part.

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Sorry no it is for our audit team, by regular users I just meant users with no elevated permissions in the domain, i.e. just members of domain users, not domain admins...
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OK, then. They will only have read-only access to objects in ADUC

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