Unable to find a default server with Active Directory Web Services running

Applies to Windows 7 Clients Connected to Domain Controller Running on Windows 2003 SP2

Running the below command to the Import the Active Directory powershell cmdlets from a Windows 7 PC returns below error

import-module activedirectory

Warning: Error initializing default drive:  Unable to find a default server with Active Directory Web Services running


Initially check if the Active Directory Web Services is started on your Windows 2003 Domain Controller

If yes, you will need to apply a HotFix on the Windows 2003 Server which will enable Windows 7 Clients to locate the  Active Directory Management Gateway Service

Please ensure you restart the Server after installing this Hotfix

You should now be able to run the import-module activedirectory command successfully


About Sunil Padmanabhan

An Indian based out of Dubai who started traveling from 2011 and pretty much caught the travel bug. Every year presents itself as an opportunity to visit and explore a new place.

Posted on March 6, 2014, in Powershell and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Touche. Outstanding arguments. Keep up the amazing

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