How to enable Advanced Features in Active Directory

Paul Hill

June 29, 2021 • 1 min read

    Active Directory includes an Advanced Features view that will allow you to access several items that are hidden by default. This tutorial will show you how you can enable the Advanced Features view within Active Directory Users and Computers.

    Step 1. Start Server Manager

    Click the Windows button and select Server Manager:

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    Start Server Manager

    Step 2. Start Active Directory

    Inside of Server Manager select Tools > Active Directory Users and Computers:

    Start Active Directory

    Step 3. Enable Advanced Features

    Click View > Advanced Features:

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    Enable Advance Features for Active Directory

    That’s it! Now if you notice there are several new containers that are visible within Active Directory:

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    New containers with Advanced Features

    Additionally if you open the properties an AD user account you will find many more tabs available as well:

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    Advanced Features Enabled
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    Without Advanced Features

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