Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 include new features in Active Directory, that were announced and explained at Microsoft’s Tech?Ed. Note: This post represents the plans and progress made for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 during the Milestone 3 timeframe, builds 6801 through 6937.
Active Directory Administrative Center: Windows Server 2008 R2 comes with new administrative tools. These tools offer a new Management experience. Biggest change is the management Console, called the Active Directory Administrative Center. This is a Microsoft Management Console (MMC) version 4 console and is task oriented. The Administrative Center replaces the current Active Directory Users and Computers (ADUC) MMC Snap-in (dsa.msc).
Further reading[Video] Windows Server 2008 R2 AD: What’s Coming Up? (Robert DeLuca and Alain Lissoir)
[DOC] Windows Server 2008 R2 Reviewers Guide