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I would like to find groups and check the members inside AD, if possible using a tree view type of structure. I do not have RDC access to the DC, so I can't login and use Active Directory Users and Computers Snap in.

Is there another way to do this? From another server on the domain that is not a DC?

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You need Windows Remote Administration Tools installed on a client workstation. It will allow you to manage the domain without having to login to the Domain Controllers.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=7d2f6ad7-656b-4313-a005-4e344e43997d

You didn't specify what you're running, so I'll qualify my link saying it's the tools to be installed on Win7 to manage a 2008 server.

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You could install the Server 2003 Admin Pack on your PC and use the AD Users and Computers Snap-In from your workstation. If you are running Vista/ Windows 7 you will need to enable the RSAT feature (Control Panel> Programs and Features> Turn Windows Features on or off) and select the AD DS and AD LDS Tools feature under "Role admin tools", under RSAT.

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