ADUC Alternative From Microsoft

Ian Matthews 131 Reputation points

Do you know the name of a MICROSOFT tool that provides admins with an alternate to ADUC?

  • I remember playing with it a few times in 2018/ 2019 and I remember it was being promoted at Ignite as a possible replacement for ADUC.
  • It could be used to reset passwords, unlock accounts and most of the other ADUC functions
  • It is a MICROSOFT tool, not a third party tool.
  • It MAY have required an install on a server and then had Win10 clients browse to it, but I am not certain.
  • It looked much prettier than ADUC and it had some useful features for user accounts.

I just can not recall what its name is and after 1 hour of Googling I have had enough.

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Active Directory
A set of directory-based technologies included in Windows Server.
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  1. Ian Matthews 131 Reputation points


    I had WAC installed but forgot about the extensions. Why Kubernetes is installed by default but AD is not, is a good question :)

    Thank you soooo much.

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  1. Leon Laude 85,566 Reputation points

    Hi @Ian Matthews ,

    Do you mean Windows Admin Center (WAC)?

    WAC has an Active Directory (AD) extension which means you can basically control more or less everything AD related from WAC.

    Windows Admin Center New Active Directory Extension


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    Best regards,

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