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Active Directory Users & Computers only shows 3 tabs for AD objects

Posted on 2013-01-09
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Ok,

I have a weird issue. I recently installed admin tools SP2 on a Windows XP Pro SP3 x86 box and all seemed to go well. All my snap-ins within my MMC seem to work fine but for ADUC. For some reason all my AD objects (computers, users, etc) only have 3 tabs that are listed when I right click and select properties. The 3 tabs that exist are Location, Security, and Dial-in. Of course, as we all know, I am missing a lot of tabs and I can't figure out why. I'm a domain admin when I'm using the snap-in and I get all the tabs I'm suppose to be getting when I use the snap-in on other servers/workstations. Could it be something that is corrupted or a dll file that is not being called or is not registered?

I'm not even sure where to begin. And YES, I have Advanced Features checked within my console.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

KJ
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by:Mike Kline
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Is this happening on one machine or is it any machine you install the adminpak on

Is this the download you used:   http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=6315

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Mike
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this is only happening on one machine. It's definitely not a show stopper but it's driving me nuts that I can't figure this out.
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Man on one box that makes it tougher,  did you try installing the tools again. I've never seen only three tabs can understand why it is driving you nuts.

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Mike
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it was HIPS that corrupted the install which caused my symptoms. I turned HIPS off and performed a reinstall and all is now well.

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When you're troubleshooting and you have a single system that strays from the pack and nothing you throw at it makes sense, check your firewall/HIPS/Anti-virus settings.
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