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By philldmc ·
Good Morning, Afternoon or evening,

When I was running NT4 server I was able to put USRMGR (User Manager) on my Windows 2000 workstation and was able to edit users to the domain from my workstation.

Now I have Windows 2000 Server and I was wondering if I can do the same thing? I'm not sure if AD (Active Directory) will allow me to do this.

Please let me know if there is a way and how to set it up. Thanks, I will be upgrading my W2K Client to XP Pro, not sure if that makes a difference.

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by Joseph Moore In reply to AD Control Panel

On the Windows 2000 Server cd, in the I386 folder, is a file called ADMINPAK.MSI
This MSI installer file has all of the Win2K Server tools (like AD Users & Computers, Sites & Services, etc).
You can install this MSI file on a Win2K and WinXPPro machine to have full access to all of these tools. I even think you can install it on NT4 Workstation (but I have not tried that!).
So, install this file on your Win2K Pro system. You can then open the tools (they will be in the Administrative Tools applet in Control Panel) and manage AD.

hope this helps

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by philldmc In reply to AD Control Panel

The AdminPak on W2K Server CD is not XP-Pro compatible. Right now Microsoft has a beta .net adminpak that suppose to work with XP but like I said it is still in the beta
stage.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;Q304718&http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/release.asp?ReleaseID=34032

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by ptchtech In reply to AD Control Panel

You can either install adminpak.msi on you workstation, or you can create an mmc console.
For example I have an MMC console, that has AD users and Computers and all of my server's event
viewers.

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by rickpawlyk In reply to AD Control Panel

We have NT servers and 2000 workstations. At first we edited the NT user accounts and folder rights from the win2K workstations. This was bad. It changed the NT folder permissions to 2k permisions and when you edited the folders or users in NT they got corrupted. I'm telling you this because you are looking to edit Win2K with WinXP. I would test this on an isolated network first.

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