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adminpak.msi for Vista?

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Guest

#1
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?
 
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Tom Ziegmann

#2
Currently the only way to get the Server 2003 adminpak to work on Vista is
to modify the MSI file. If you search Google you can find the directions.

BTW..after RTM, Microsoft is going to work on an AdminPak for Vista.

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Tom Ziegmann
Microsoft Certified Professional
Windows Vista / Server Longhorn TechBeta Tester
Windows Server 2003 SP2 TechBeta Tester
<-> 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?
>
 
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Keith

#3
<-> 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.
 
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#4
"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.

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Rock [ MVP User/Shell]
 
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Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM

#5
"Rock" <rock@nospam.net> wrote in message
news:uxuXf7d4GHA.3400@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> "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.

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Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM
http://www.fjsmjs.com
Answer in newsgroup. Don't send mail.
 
R
#6
"Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM" <franksaunders@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:B4A536B8-C80E-4968-9D65-6D32631D0395@microsoft.com...
> "Rock" <rock@nospam.net> wrote in message
> news:uxuXf7d4GHA.3400@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>> "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
> http://www.fjsmjs.com
> Answer in newsgroup. Don't send mail.



Frank I understand that. But he didn't clarify it. His statement, without
any clarification, makes no sense. The OP was talking about a test
environment.

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Rock [ MVP User/Shell]