Using Acctinfo.dll on a 64 bit Platform

Using Acctinfo.dll on a 64 bit Platform

The following steps outline the procedures for installing the Additional Account Info tab on a 64 bit system.
  1. Download Account Lockout and Management Tools from http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=18465. It appears that this link is no longer valid. The file can be located here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=17657.
  2. Extract the files. Move or copy acctinfo.dll from to C:\Windows\SysWOW64.
  3. Open a Command Prompt and navigate to C:\Windows\SysWOW64
  4. Run regsvr32 acctinfo.dll.
  5. Open Active Directory Users and Computers in the run dialog box: dsa.msc -32
To ease access to the 32 bit Management Console, a shortcut can be created for dsa.msc -32:
  1. Right click the location where you would like the shortcut to appear.
  2. Choose new shortcut, and set the location to dsa.msc -32.
Note: When registering a 32 bit DLL, you must run the regsvr32.exe file that exists in SysWOW64. By default, running regsvr32.exe will execute the regsvr32.exe from C:\Windows\System32. That executable is 64 bit, and will fail when trying to load a 32 bit DLL.
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  • Teh tools don't appera to be available anymore.

    We are sorry, the page you requested cannot be found.

    The URL may be misspelled or the page you're looking for is no longer available.

  • Yes, it looks like the download link is gone. Thank you for noticing. I have found the necessary file in this download:

    www.microsoft.com/.../details.aspx

    Same procedure applies - install the software, go to the install location (specified during install), and grab acctinfo.dll.

  • I have followed your article. Running "dsa.msc -32" at Windows 8 gives the following error message:

    "An attempt was made to reference a token that doesn't exist".

  • Works fine here!

  • On Windows 8 X64 I also receive:

    "An attempt was made to reference a token that doesn't exist".

    when using the -32 command after the shortcut.

    When I place a space between - and 32, the ADUC MMC launches, but no Addtl ACCTINFO displays when drilling down to the user object and opening it.

  • Thanks. Still works like a charm!

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