"Rock" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> "Keith" wrote
>> <-> wrote in message news:ufGsrqM3GHA.4388@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>>>I want to upgrade my WinXP Pro to Vista RC1, but I tested in the lab and
>>>it removes the Admin tools. I have a 2000 AD. The only way I know to
>>>get AD admin tools (AD Users and computers, AD Sites/Services, etc.) is
>>>to actually set up Longhorn Server, the make it a DC, then use the tools
>>>installed to administer the other domain. Is there any other way?
>> You do not want to upgrade windows XP to Vista RC1 unless you have a
>> whole in the head. Get a used 2.0 GHz computer w/ 512 MB and 128 MB ATI
>> or Nivida card to test run it on. I picked one up for $100 used.
> Why not? Care to explain your reasoning? You buy a used computer, so
> install XP on that and upgrade it. I don't understand the connection
> you're making between upgrading XP and getting another computer.
> Rock [ MVP User/Shell]
Because one should never upgrade their main machine (the one with important
data) to a beta, especially a beta operating system.
Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM
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