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    Active Directory (Pro)

    Does anyone know if there is an Active Directory MMC plugin for use on an XP Pro system? Thanks!

    - Kurt

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    Re: Active Directory (Pro)

    Since AD is for Win2k server I doubt there is an XP plugin. What are you trying to accomplish?

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    Re: Active Directory (Pro)

    The MMC plugin for AD (DSA) allows me to manage users, computers and groups. My primary PC is an XP system, so I would like to be able to do it from that system. It seems odd that Microsoft would make the DSA.MSC file incompatible with the XP MMC console.

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    Re: Active Directory (Pro)

    Kurt--
    Don't want to give you info that does not connect to your search, but do these KBs help?
    Q216393 Resetting Computer Accounts in Windows 2000 and Windows XP:
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    "Active Directory Users and Computers (DSA)
    With Windows 2000 or Windows XP, you can also reset the machine account from within the graphical user interface (GUI). In the Active Directory Users and Computers MMC (DSA), you can right-click the computer object in the Computers or appropriate container and then click Reset Account. This resets the machine account...."
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    also Q307900 Upgrading Windows 2000 Group Policy for Windows XP

    and Q314953 How to: Use Group Policy to Deploy Windows XP in a Windows 2000 Based Network

    and Q324884 Webcast: Preparing Your Network for a Windows XP Professional Rollout

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    Re: Active Directory (Pro)

    Kurt, I just saw a thread in the general XP newsgroup that implies there is a beta version of AD management available for XP. Here's a copy of the post:
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    OK, I've installed the RC1 release of the Active Directory Administration
    tools so I can administer my Windows 2000 AD Domain. Now I need to have the
    add-on to view exchange info in Active Directory Users and Computers.

    I am running Windows XP SP1.
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    You can check there and contact the author.

    hth,
    Joe
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    Re: Active Directory (Pro)

    Thanks for the lead!

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    Re: Active Directory (Pro)

    Thanks. I will check them out.

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    Re: Active Directory (Pro)

    Thanks! I just saw that today. Still in beta but at least help is on the way!
    - Kurt

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