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Accessing active directory from W2K-pro

By jim ·
Does anyone know how to add a snapin for the active directory for users and computers onto the MMC on a windows 2000 pro workstation. I've tried saving the console from the server to a share and opening it on my local machine but a message reads "snap-in failed to initialize"

I cannot even manage the domain controller via computer management on my workstation MMC. I can add the computer as a snap in but when I try to connect a message reads:
"computer \\domain\computer cannot be managed.The network path was not found."

Along the same lines, I am not able to choose a domain group when assigning permissions to a share when using computer management on a server that I can attach to let's call it <data>. In this scenario I can create new shares and change their permissions via MMC so long as I specify groups or users local to <data>, but I cannot specify a domain group unless I'm at the <data> servers console. <<insert image of me scratching my head here>>

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by choonhian In reply to Accessing active director ...

Open the I386 (or Alpha) folder on the applicable Windows 2000 Server CD.
Double-click Adminpak.msi.
Follow the instructions that appear in the Windows 2000 Administration Tools Setup wizard.

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by jim In reply to Accessing active director ...

I was able to get the snap-ins loaded but unable to connect to the server

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by tony.colgrove In reply to Accessing active director ...

The adminpak.msi is also located on any Win2k Server in %systemroot%\system32\adminpak.msi

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