Install Active Directory Users Computers for SCCM | ConfigMgr

Learn how to install Active Directory Users Computers for SCCM admins on your LAB SCCM server. I normally install these features on the LAB SCCM primary server.

The Active Directory Users and Computers tool enables you to manage user and computer accounts, groups, printers, organizational units (OUs), contacts, and other objects stored in Active Directory. You can create, delete, modify, move, organize, and set permissions on these objects.

Active Directory greatly simplifies the lives of administrators and end users while significantly enhancing security for organizations. Administrators benefit from centralized user and rights management and centralized control over computer and user configurations through the powerful AD Group Policy feature.

In my experience, SCCM admins must manage AD users and AD groups for application deployments. This guide will help you Install Active Directory Users’ Computers.

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NOTE! – The guide is here to install Active Directory Users and Computers for Windows 10. This guide is ONLY for server operating systems.

Index of the Post
Launch Server Manager
Select Destination Server
Select Server Roles
Select Features Required for AD Users and Computers
Confirm Installation Selection
Installation Progress
Results – Install Active Directory Users Computers Feature for SCCM Admins
Resources
Install Active Directory Users Computers for SCCM | ConfigMgr – Table 1

Launch Server Manager

  • Launch Server Manager and select Role-based or feature-based installation
  • Click Next
Install Active Directory Users Computers for SCCM | ConfigMgr - Fig.1
Install Active Directory Users Computers for SCCM | ConfigMgr – Fig.1

Select Destination Server

Select the destination server from the server pool.

  • Click NEXT
Install Active Directory Users Computers for SCCM | ConfigMgr - Fig.2
Install Active Directory Users Computers for SCCM | ConfigMgr – Fig.2

Select Server Roles

There is nothing to Select on this page for Active Directory Users and Computers Feature installation. If you want to install IIS & WSUS, follow the WSUS installation Guide.

  • Click on NEXT to continue.
Install Active Directory Users Computers for SCCM | ConfigMgr - Fig.3
Install Active Directory Users Computers for SCCM | ConfigMgr – Fig.3

Select Features Required for AD Users and Computers

Select the following features to install Active Directory Users and Computers:

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  • Remote Server Administration Tools
  • Role Administration Tools
    • AD DS and AD LDS Tools
    • Active Directory module for Windows PowerShell
    • AD DS Tools
      • Active Directory Administrative Center
      • AD DS Snap-ins and Command-Line Tools
    • AD LDS Snap-Ins and Command-Line Tools
  • Select NEXT button
 Install Active Directory Users Computers for SCCM | ConfigMgr - Fig.4
Install Active Directory Users Computers for SCCM | ConfigMgr – Fig.4

Confirm Installation Selection

Click on the INSTALL button on Confirm installation Selections

  • Wait for Installation to complete
Install Active Directory Users Computers for SCCM | ConfigMgr - Fig.5
Install Active Directory Users Computers for SCCM | ConfigMgr – Fig.5

Installation Progress

Feature Installation – AD Users and Computers

Install Active Directory Users Computers for SCCM | ConfigMgr - Fig.6
Install Active Directory Users Computers for SCCM | ConfigMgr – Fig.6

Results – Install Active Directory Users Computers Feature for SCCM Admins

Confirm the Features installation of AD Users and Computers

  • Click on CLOSE to finish the installation
  • Run -> DSA.MSC
Install Active Directory Users Computers for SCCM | ConfigMgr - Fig.7
Install Active Directory Users Computers for SCCM | ConfigMgr – Fig.7

Resources

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Author

Anoop C Nair is Microsoft MVP! He is a Device Management Admin with more than 20 years of experience (calculation done in 2021) in IT. He is a Blogger, Speaker, and Local User Group HTMD Community leader. His main focus is on Device Management technologies like SCCM 2012, Current Branch, and Intune. He writes about ConfigMgr, Windows 11, Windows 10, Azure AD, Microsoft Intune, Windows 365, AVD, etc.

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