How to add the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in to Microsoft Management Console (MMC)?

Here is a step-by-step tutorial based on your instructions:

  • Open MMC:
    • Press the Windows key + R on your keyboard to open the Run dialog box.
    • Type mmc into the text field and then press Enter.
  • Add Snap-in:
    • In the MMC console, navigate to the File menu at the top of the window.
    • Select Add/Remove Snap-in from the dropdown menu, or you can use the shortcut Ctrl + M.
  • Select Active Directory Users and Computers Snap-in:
    • In the Add or Remove Snap-ins window that appears, locate and click on Active Directory Users and Computers from the list of available snap-ins.
  • Add to MMC:
    • After selecting Active Directory Users and Computers, click on the Add > button, which will add the selected snap-in to the list of chosen snap-ins.
  • Choose the Active Directory:
    • If you need to manage a remote Active Directory, click on the Another computer option.
    • Enter the name of the remote computer you wish to manage, or you can click Browse to locate it within your network.
  • Finish Adding:
    • Once you have selected the appropriate Active Directory, click the OK button to finish adding the snap-in to the MMC.
  • Save the Customized MMC (Optional):
    • If you want to save this customized MMC for future use, go to the File menu and select Save As.
    • Choose a suitable location and provide a name for the MMC console with the Active Directory snap-in added.
  • Access Active Directory:
    • You can now utilize the MMC console, equipped with the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in, to efficiently manage your Active Directory environment.

By following these step-by-step instructions, you will be able to access and manage your Active Directory seamlessly via the MMC console.

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