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Active Directory development environment

I have AD based on Windows 2012 Server and I need to development graphical user interface to clone user avoiding to use AD built-in feature. I'll creare the new user according my customized criteria.
I need to create 2nd tool to permit ONLY to reset passwords for domain users; this task has to be permitted to special delegated users whose can make this job but with no further privileges.
What development environment I can use ? Suggestions ?

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Hi @MidnightSender , welcome to Microsoft Q&A forum. For the AD feature that you mentioned, do you mean by using REST API or…? I am not sure, but I think, if so, WPF, UWP, Windows App SDK, WinForms may all meet your requirements. I will help to add the AD related tag.

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I have no idea about development environment, I know previous gui tool was created in old VisualBasic in Win 2000 platform.
What do you suggest me ? I'd like to use freeware software if It's possible

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Hi @67148909 , I will of course suggest you try to use Visual Studio. Visual Studio Community version is free to use if you comply with this Visual Studio Community License(this license is for VS 2022 Community). Visual Studio supports developing Visual Basic and Windows related applications, you can have a try.

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LimitlessTechnology-2700 answered

Hello MidnightSender,

There are already many Open Source Active Directory User Management tools that you could modify based on your preferences. One of the most well known is Active Directory Accounts Manager in Github, that can be easily added into your IIS, and developed in PHP and JS



Hope this helps with your query,
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