Windows 7 RSAT: Multiple tabs are missing when viewing user properties in Active Directory Users and Computers

This article provides a solution to an issue where multiple tabs are missing when you view user properties in Active Directory Users and Computers.

Original product version:   Windows 7 Service Pack 1
Original KB number:   2028835

Symptoms

After installing the Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 (Windows 7 RSAT) on a domain-joined Windows 7 client, you add the Role Administration Tools for "AD DS Snap-ins and Command-line Tools": Screenshot of the AD DS Snap-ins and Command-line Tools feature

You then start **** the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in (DSA.MSC) and examine the properties of a user. You notice that some or all of the following tabs are missing: Published Certificates Password Replication Object Security Attribute Editor Environment Sessions Remote Control Remote Desktop Services Profile Personal Virtual Desktop UNIX Attributes Dial-in These tabs are visible when running DSA.MSC on the console of Windows Server 2008 R2 servers.

Cause

Multiple root causes exist. See the Resolution section for more information.

Resolution

  1. Enable "Advanced Features" via the View menu. This will show at least the following new tabs: Published Certificates Password Replication Object Security Attribute Editor

  2. If still not seeing the "Environment", "Sessions", "Remote Control", "Personal Virtual Desktop", and "Remote Desktop Services Profile" tabs, add the following RSAT feature: "Remote Desktop Services Tools". Then restart DSA.MSC and enable the Advanced View to make these tabs appear. Screenshot of adding Remote Desktop Services Tools feature

  3. If still not seeing the "UNIX Attributes" tab, add the following RSAT feature: "Server for NIS Tools". Restart DSA.MSC with Advanced View enabled to make this tab appear. Screenshot of adding Server for NIS Tools feature

  4. The "Dial-In" tab will always be missing, as its libraries are not included in Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7.