Monday, May 2, 2011

Where’s the krbtgt account in Active Directory Users and Computers?

I was asked awhile ago about locating the krbtgt account in the Active Directory Users and Computers mmc and because I was busy, I asked the friend to try searching for it on the internet.  Fast forward to a few hours later he said he wasn’t able to find anything so I called him back to help  Since he didn’t have any luck on searching for the answer, I thought it would be worth while to write a quick post about this for anyone who may come across the same problem.

Problem

You’ve opened the Active Directory Users and Computers mmc and navigated to the Users container but don’t see the krbtgt user account:

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Solution

The reason why you don’t see it is because in order for the account to show up in the container, you need to turn on the Advanced Features setting under the View tab:

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Once the Advanced Features setting under the View tab is turned on, you’ll now be able to see the krbtgt account:

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Hope this helps.

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