If you are using Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise edition, here’s how to install Active Directory Users and Computers in Windows 10. You can also use this method to reinstall active directory users and computers in Windows 10 if it’s missing after update.
Active Directory Users and Computers is a part of Microsoft’s Remote Server Administrator Tools – often known as RSAT. RSAT allows you to remotely manage Windows computers and servers on the network or domain from a Windows 10 device.
By installing RSAT, you would also get the Active Directory Users and Computers (ADUC) feature. It enables Windows admin to create and manage users, computers and organizational groups, for example, adding new users to a new group, resetting a user’s password, managing object permission through a domain, etc.
How to Install Active Directory Users and Computers in Windows 10
Please know that the Remote Server Administration Tools is only available for Windows 10 Professional and Windows 10 Enterprise. If you try to install it on, for example, Windows 10 Home edition, you will instead get an error that reads “This update does not qualify for your computer“.
It’s also worth mentioning that the RSAT, in most cases, are not installed by default. Here’s how you manually install it and the Active Directory Users and Computers tool.
- Firstly, go to this page and download the Remote Server Administrator Tools for Windows 10.
- Once downloaded, run the setup to install RSAT.
- After the installation is completed, to enable the tools, go to start menu or Cortana to open Control Panel, and then select Programs.
- Next, select Programs and Features.
- From the left pane, click on Turn Windows features on or off.
- Scroll down to look for Remote Server Administrator Tools.
- Expand it, and then expand Role Administration Tools > AD DS and AD LDS Tools > AD DS Tools.
- Check the checkbox for Active Directory Administrative Center.
- To run the Active Directory Users and Computers, go to start menu and search for Administrative Tools.
- Open it and you should be able to see all the Active Directory tools.
If you don’t see Remote Server Administrator Tools from the Windows features window, skip to step 9 to see if the tools are already there. In some configurations, the Active Directory tools will be enabled as soon as you have installed RSAT. Head to the Administrative Tools and you should be able to see the tools there.