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I am trying to add the admin tools Active directory on my new windows 7 box and thought I needed the admin tools to make this work. I need to make sure I can correct users accounts. Is there an admin tool for windows 7?
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http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=7887

Download the RSAT tools from the above link.  Once you are done installing go to control panel, Programs and Features click on the left side Turn Windows features on or off.
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You can install the Administration Tools pack on computers that are running the Windows 7 operating system, and use the Administration Tools pack to manage specific technologies on computers that are running either Windows ServerĀ® 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, or, in some cases, Windows Server 2003.

The Administration Tools pack includes support for remote management of computers that are running the Server Core installation option of either Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2008. However, Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 cannot be installed on any versions of the Windows Server operating system.

Administration Tools are secure by default. The default Administration Tools configuration opens only those ports and enables only those services and firewall exceptions required for remote management to work.

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=7887

After you install the pack you will need to go to control panel and click on the Programs applet.
Then click on turn Windows features on and off.
The Windows Features window will come up:
This window, kind of replaces the Add/Remove Windows Components on windows XP. from this window you can install all the system and management tools. if you look at the bottom, you will find the Remote Server Administration Tools which you can expand and see all the goodie tools.
under the AD DS Tools you can find the active directory stuff.
Select the tools you want to install from there and hit OK. one add-in that I use a lot is Active Directory Users and Computers, which can also be installed from here.


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Here is a good step by step with pics
http://pyrocam.com/esm-windows-7/
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by:Dennis Miller
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Thanks all. Both answers were correct, but since knearrior74 typed much more explainations, I had to give him extra. Both answers were correct and the response was quick and to the point. Google may give 10 other answers I do not need. Thanks again.
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