Dial-In Tab in Active Directory-Users and Computers
I recognized recently that one of the major by-designs of the ADUC Dial-In Tab is now in
the public Knowledge Base:
837490 The Dial-in tab does not appear when you use the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in to view the properties for a domain user on a Windows XP-based computer http://support.microsoft.com?id=837490
This fixes the issue with XP-Clients that the Adminpak does not contain the Dial-In Tab.
Those settings had to be done using Remote Desktop Publishing (RDP - formaly known as
Terminal Services Administration Mode). Installing the fix
mentioned in the KB the Dial-In Tab is now available on XP Clients.
Other issues of my "favorite" tab:
You are not able to delegate rights - if you don't have full administrative access then
clicking on the tab displays an error message "Could not load the Dial-in profile for
this user because: Access is denied." and the page appears empty with just a message
"Dial-in page initialization failed." This is fixed (see below - don't stop
reading here), to request the Hotfix call
and request the following fix:
822542 "Access is denied" message may occur when you click the Dial-in tab in Active Directory Users and Computers in Windows Server 2003 http://support.microsoft.com?id=822542
After you implemented that fix, delegated administrators are able to receive the tab,
and enabled and disabled fields based on the delegated rights work.
However, there's still an issue: If you don't have delegated rights for the full Dial-In
Tab, you are able to change the stuff you have rights to in the GUI, but it won't take
the changes when you hit "Apply" or "OK". My issue is that a customer
wanted the msRadiusCallbackNumber delegated - their helpdesk should not be
allowed to decide whether or not a user had Dial-In Rights, but to change the
Callback-Number if needed.
However, this is not possible as of today.
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