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Install ADSI Edit

The ADSI Edit utility is used to view and manage objects and attributes in an Active Directory forest. ADSI Edit is required to manually configure audit settings in the target domain. It must be installed on any domain controller in the domain you want to start auditing.

To install ADSI Edit on Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2

  1. Navigate to Start Control Panel Programs Programs and Features Turn Windows features on or off.

  2. In the Server Manager dialog, select Features in the left pane, and then click Add Features.

  3. Navigate to Remote Server Administration Tools Role Administration Tools and select AD DS and AD LDS Tools .
  4. Click Next to proceed to the confirmation page.

  5. Click Install to enable it.

To install ADSI Edit on Windows Server 2012 and above

  1. Navigate to Start Control Panel Programs Programs and Features Turn Windows features on or off.

  2. In the Add Roles and Features Wizard dialog that opens, proceed to the Features in the left pane.

  3. Navigate to Remote Server Administration Tools Role Administration Tools and select AD DS and AD LDS Tools.
  4. Click Next to proceed to the confirmation page.

  5. Click Install to enable it.

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