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How to access DSA.msc in windows 7: “Active Directory Users and Computers”

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/08/02

When you do not have DSA.msc installed in Windows 7, you cannot perform the “Active Directory Users and Computers”, which is a very valuable tool to browse/edit a Windows Active directory.

The How to access DSA.msc in windows 7 explains on how to install it, but when your Windows installation is not allowed to add/remove Windows features, you need to download it the .msu, then install it.

The download depends on your Windows service pack. For Windows 7 SP 1, it is here (it is about 230 megabyte):

Download Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 with SP1 from Official Microsoft Download Center.
You can download both an x86 (32-bit) and x64 (64-bit) version.

–jeroen Install Group Policy and AD Tools on Windows 7.

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