Jump (Connect) to Another Domain in AD Users & Computers in 2008 R2

Hello.  We have multiple domains (5) in our environment.  There are times that we need to gain access to one of the domains in particular that we don't manage, but have 'read' access to.  In the past, on a Windows 2003 server, we could open AD Users & Computers, select Highlight the domain, select Action, Connect to Domain to access another domain other than the one the DC we are logged into is part of.

In Windows 2008 R2, we are not able to do this.  I have attempted to use the Active Directory Administrative Center per https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd560632(v=ws.10).aspx, however; if I am searching for a user or group, it doesn't find it within.

We are quickly removing Windows 2003 servers and DC's from our environment before their EOL/EOS date and would like another way to do this to manage our day to day tasks with ease.

Any suggestions are appreciated.

Thanks in advance for your help.
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Tony MassaCommented:
You should still be able to use the ADUC tool (DSA.msc) in Windows Server 2008 installed with Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT).  I did not care for ADAC in 2008.

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jnordengAuthor Commented:
Thank you for your prompt reply.  I'm with you, don't care for ADAC in 2008 either.  I will see what is missing as far as RSAT since it doesn't work with ADUC currently.    Thanks.
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