Active Directory Administrative Center missing tabs

Posted on 2015-01-30
Last Modified: 2015-02-13
Active Directory Administrative Center

we run Active directory Users and computers from windows 7. User objects have customized tabs that show up in ADUC, but after we installed Active Directory Administrative Center, the customized tabs do not show up.
The customized tabs are still showing in ADUC.

Any idea ?

Question by:jskfan
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by:Will Szymkowski
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What custom tabs are you referring to? Are you talking about the Advanced settings view in ADUC?

Depending on the type of customization you are referring to ADUC and the ADAC are different consoles so if you modify ADUC it does not affect ADAC.


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ID: 40580074
Developers have added customized tabs(specific to the company) for user objects.
The tabs show up in ADUC but not in ADAC
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by:Will Szymkowski
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As stated the 2 consoles are completely separate so your developers will need to re-add their customizations to the ADAC. Below is a link on how to configure / customize your ADAC interface.

Active Directory Team Blog ADAC Customize

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I thought the consoles are just front end windows that display what has been configured in the background.
In this case, developers will make change programmatically on ADSIEdit and the ADUC or ADAC will just present the data in a console form to whoever is using ADUC or ADAC.

**Just side note, even with ADUC, if we do search for user object then open up its properties, we do not see customized Tabs(set up by developers), we 'll have to manually drill down to the OU then to user object and open its properties in order to see the customized tabs. So with search it does not work(unknown root cause in our environment).

With ADAC, either we do search of the user object and open its properties OR we manually drill down to user object and open its properties, the customized tabs are not there.
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Will Szymkowski earned 500 total points
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Both Consoles show the same data with respects to the domain. ADAC is more flexible with regards to being able to view other domain trees etc and also save an OU as a favorite which allows quick access rather then drilling down in ADUC.

Although they connect to the same Active Directory domain/database the views are different and require separate customization. Same goes for ADUC. If you make changes on your machines (queries, features, etc) this will not affect other users.

In this case, developers will make change programmatically on ADSIEdit and the ADUC or ADAC will just present the data in a console form to whoever is using ADUC or ADAC

I personally would not be doing custom changes on the Active Directory Schema. Changes made here cannot be undone without having to restore from a backup.

I would caution you regarding the changes that they are doing. If something is not correct they could potentially break Active Directory entirely.


Author Comment

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in the link you provided , I have seen anything that says Developers need to redo their customization to fit the new ADAC console.

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Thank you

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