Learn AD in 15 Minutes a Week: Active Directory Domains and Trusts MMC, Part 2 Page 2

When you install the Administration Pack, all of the available tools in the Administration Pack are installed by default. You can also opt to install individual, specific Server Administration Tools by using Windows Installer command line switches

msiexec /i adminpak.msi ADDLOCAL=<TOOLNAME> /qb

TOOLNAME is the name of the Server Administration Tool that you want to install singly.

In order to install the Active Directory Domains and Trusts Microsoft Management Console you would enter

msiexec /i adminpak.msi ADDLOCAL= FeADTools /qb

This would actually install all three of the Active Directory Tools at once;

  • Active Directory Domains and Trusts
  • Active Directory Sites and Services
  • Active Directory Users and Computers

The Active Directory Domains and Trusts Microsoft Management Console allows you to set UPN (User Principal Name) suffixes for a domain by right clicking "Active Directory Domains and Trusts" (not the domain itself) and choosing properties.

This will bring up the UPN Suffixes property page where you can add alternate logon names for users.

For example, if the name of a domain is ZANDRI.NET, users could logon to systems by using one of two formats.

The user could log on the traditional "legacy" way by entering a user name such as JUSER, supplying a password in the password field and setting the proper domain in the "Log on to:" field via the drop down box.

The user also has the option of logging on by entering JUSER@ZANDRI.NET and entering a password.

The JUSER section of the UPN name is the actual username and the section after the "@" symbol is the domain name.

You will notice that when this is done the "Log on to:" becomes grayed out so that it cannot be set, the domain choice of ?@ZANDRI.NET? has done this for us automatically so the "Log on to:" field is no longer needed.

This article was originally published on May 16, 2003
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