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Active Directory Users & Computers: New ways to do familiar tasks

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Active Directory Users & Computers: New ways to do familiar tasks

The following table lists common tasks for configuring Active Directory Users and Computers. The user interface for performing these tasks is different in this version of Windows from the way it was in Windows NT version 4.0.

Note

  • There are no significant user interface differences between Windows 2000 and the Windows Server 2003 family of products for this component.

 

If you want to In Windows NT 4.0 use  In this version of Windows use

Manage user accounts

User Manager

Active Directory Users and Computers. For more information, see Manage Users.

Manage groups

User Manager

Active Directory Users and Computers. For more information, see Manage Groups.

Manage computer accounts

Server Manager

Active Directory Users and Computers. For more information, see Manage Computers.

Add a computer to a domain 

Server Manager

Active Directory Users and Computers. For more information, see Manage Computers.

Manage account policy

User Manager

Active Directory Users and Computers. For more information, see Account and local policies.

Manage user rights

User Manager

Active Directory Users and Computers. Edit the Group Policy object for the domain or organizational unit containing the computers to which the user rights apply. For more information, see Edit security settings on a Group Policy object.

Manage audit policy

User Manager

Active Directory Users and Computers. Edit the Group Policy object assigned to the Domain Controllers organizational unit. For more information, see Edit security settings on a Group Policy object.

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