How to Add Active Directory shortcut on Win 7

Hi Experts,

I am running Active Directory on my server and I have log into AD often on my Windows 7 laptop.

I know its possible to create a shortcut to AD while logged into Windows 7.

It makes my life easier because I don't have to Remote in using the Remote Desktop Connection app all the time.

Please help this annoying issue.

Thank you
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You should be bale to if you install the remote server administrator tools:
Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
you can install the administrative tools and run all of those server tools (including ADUC) from your windows 7 system
Emmanuel AdebayoGlobal Windows Infrastructure Engineer - ConsultantCommented:
The Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows 7 can be downloaded from Microsoft's web site:

After downloading and installing the tool on your Windows 7 computer, use the Turn Windows features on or off function to enable AD management tools.
1.From the Control Panel, click on Programs.
2.Under Programs and Features, select Turn Windows features on or off.
3.Under Remote Server Administration Tools > Role Administration Tools, select AD DS and AD LDS Tools.


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After you install the RSAT tools, create a MMC and add addins you would need. DNS, WINS, AD user and groups etc.... Save the MMC to your desktop or where ever you want. All you would need to do at that point it just run the MMC and the tools are all available for you.
SandeshdubeySenior Server EngineerCommented:
As you have windows7 client computer you can install RSAT on client computer to deploy the policy but you also need domain admin rights or proper delegation to your id to deploy the group policy.

Configure a Shortcut Item
BeenardinoAuthor Commented:
Visual would be an "A" screenshots or Videos helps a lot!
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