What is Active Directory (AD)? Active Directory (AD) is a directory service that Microsoft developed for Windows domain networks. It is included in most Windows Server operating systems as a set of processes and services. Initially, Active Directory was only in charge of centralized domain management. Starting with Windows Server 2008, however, Active Directory became an umbrella title for a broad range of directory-based identity-related services (Wikipedia).
In PT JMS Batam Uses Active Directory (AD) to manage all PC Client that join with Windows Domain Network. Active Directory® Users and Computers is a Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in that you can use to administer and publish information in the directory. Some of administer Function in Active Directory® Users and Computers :
Managing Organizational Units
Troubleshooting Active Directory Users and Computers
Resources for Active Directory Users and Computers
When Active Directory (AD) had been installed on the PC Server, Automatically Active Directory® Users and Computers could be accessed from Administrative Tools :
So how could Admin use Active Directory® Users and Computers when he didn’t use PC Server (Use Client PC that set as admin)? To make it possible and easy, We must install Active Directory® Users and Computers Tools in Client PC. How to install the Active Directory Users and Computers tools?
Active Directory® Users and Computers Tools come as part of the Microsoft Server Tools. Once the Server Tools are installed you are able to add the Active Directory Users and Computers tools features to the computer. The steps below detail how to do this.
1. Download the install package here:http://www.microsoft.com/en-AU/download/details.aspx?id=7887 make sure to select the correct one for your system, 32-bit or 64-bit
2. When you run the install package you will see this message, which explains that you are able to install an update – click ‘Yes’
3. Then after reading and agreeing to the terms, click ‘I Accept’
4. The installation will take a few minutes, when complete click ‘Close’
5. Open the Windows Start menu and in the search box type ‘Programs and Features’.
6. When it appears above, click on the icon for ‘Programs and Features’
7. On the left of the window click on the link for ‘Turn Windows features on or off’
8. Expand Remote Server Administration Tools > Role Administration Tools > AD DS and AD LDS Tools > AD DS Tols
9. Place a tick next to ‘Active Directory Administrative Centre’
10. Click ‘OK’ to save the changes
11. Once it is installed we can use the Windows Start menu to find ‘Active Directory Users and Computers’